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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Carroll


Will of William Carroll
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 34 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     William Carroll       deceased.

In the name of God, Amen. This is the last will & testament of me William Carroll of Renews. I have in the Government Savings Bank St. John's about $900. (nine hundred dollars) and in the Montreal Bank about $2900 (Two thousand nine hundred dollars) I will that these two sums and whatever else I may die worth be equally shared between my wife Emma Carroll and my daughter Emma Edstrom. I will that whatever remains of my wife Emmas share after her death, becomes the property of my daughter Emma Edstrom, and I further will that should my wife Emma & my daughter Emma Edstrom die, and all or a part of the above sums yet remain, the same must become the property of my grand children (Emma Edstrom's children) and I still further will that my grand child Mary Edstrom be principally considered and I do here and now appoint Rev. John Walsh P.P. of Renews to be my lawful executor in carrying out as best he can my wishes as expressed in this my last will and I now sign my hand at Renews in presence of witnesses & after this will has been read over & explained to me this 27th day of March 1906 signed William his x mark Carroll witnesses John Conway,    Lawrence Doyle.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Carroll.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will)
June 8/06
Johnson J.
granted to
Rev. John
Walsh on
the 8th day
of June
AD 1906
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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)

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