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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
James J. Channing

 

 

Will of James J. Channing
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 33 probate year 1913

In re James J. Channing      deceased.

This is the last will of me James J. Channing of St. John's Newfoundland Druggist I devise & bequeath all my estate and effects real and personal which I may die possessed of or entitled to unto my wife Frances Channing absolutely and I appoint my said wife Frances Channing executrix and my brother Louis J. Channing executor of this my will and I revoke all former wills and codicils. Dated this twenty second day of March 1913. - James J. Channing -
Witness W. C. Dunphy 31 Cochrane St.
Witness Richard Boggan 207 Theatre Hill
Signed by the Testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses. St. John's Newfoundland March 22 1913.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
April 16/13
C. J.
Probate
April 17/13
granted
to Frances Channing
Louis G.
Channing
Estate
sworn at
$5350.00

 

 

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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