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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Carroll


Will of John Carroll
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 558 probate year 1920

In re John Carroll       deceased

This is the last will & testament of me John Carroll of St John's. I leave my house number eighty nine, Patrick Street and ten feet to the rear of it to my daughter Polly. I leave my house number eighty-seven Patrick Street and ten feet behind it to my son Daniel. I leave my house number eighty five Patrick Street & ten feet to the rear of it to my daughter Lizzie. I leave my house number eighty three Patrick Street & ten feet to the rear of it to my daughter Bride. I leave the rest to my land to my son Daniel, and appoint him Executor of this my will. John his X mark Carroll
Signed by the testator as his last will and testament on the 26th day of July 1920 by making his mark, it having been first read over & explained to him, in presence of us, who in his presence & the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses     Alice Guzzwell.     T.P. Halley.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 15/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Daniel Carroll
Dec 20/20
Estate sworn
at $4818.00



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 24, 2002

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