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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington



Will of Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington
(transcribed from microfilm of Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 1)

In re. Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington in the county of Middlesex made this second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen. I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint Frederic Crowdy M.D. Highgate Genge Macness Johnson Judge of St. John's NF to be my Executors, and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto Mary Carrington Birdwell + Fannie Maria Johnson in equal shares my house in St. John's, Newfoundland and at the death of either, their share to go to my nephew the Revd. Henry Charles Hamilton Johnson. The nineteen hundred acres of land at Freshwater NF. belonging to my father I bequeath to Henry and Fannie Johnson. To my niece Mary Edith Marriott I bequeath all the jewelry given to me belonging to my sister Rosamond Marriott to divide as she thinks best. I wish my niece Florence Ottley to have the large carbuncle pearl locket and ear-rings to match. The large pictures in my sitting room belong to Edith Marriott with the exception of the Portrait of my father which belongs to Bobby Birdwell. I should like Fred Crowdy to have any little thing he may care for and Mrs. Holloway to have some of my clothes.

I hereby make my niece Fannie Maria Johnson my Residuary Legatee in acknowledgment of her + father's and her brothers great kindness and help in all my business affairs through many long years. I can never sufficiently thank my niece Edith for her never failing love and devotion indeed all my nephews and nieces I beg to accept my deepest love and heartfelt gratitude

Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington

Signed by the said testator in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses
Julia Wynne-Marriott
Kate Tessier.
Avonbank (?) Perstrose.

The codicil of the will of me Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington The nineteen hundred acres of land at Freshwater St. John's Newfoundland mentioned in my will made and signed on September the second, nineteen hundred and fifteen was given by me to the Revd. Henry Charles Hamilton Johnson and to Fanny M. Johnson. I now wish that Fanny Margaret Johnson and Henry Thomas Wallace Birdwell should have the land between them as Henry Thomas Wallace Birdwell is the oldest son of my dear nephew the Revd Henry Marriott Johnson Birdwell to whom the land would have been given to had he lived.

I must now thank my nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces for all their kind love and devotion to me during my long life. I have no words to express my deepest gratitude to them one and all. May God bless them and protect them from all dangers

Olivia Jane Hamilton Carrington
sixty five Maryland's Road Maida Hill
September the sixteenth nineteen hundred and fifteen.

Elizabeth Caroline Holloway
65 Maryland's Road Maida Hill
Elsie May Parker
39 Oakington Rd. Maida Hill

Correct Charles H. Emerson, Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(listed in the margin)
Oct 15/17
Oct 16/17
granted to
George M
the rights
of the
other exec.
sworn at



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: August 10, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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