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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Christian
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 334 probate year 1919
In re Thomas Christian deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Christian of Trinity mariner.
First. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions.
Second. I appoint my two sons William Henry and Archibald executors of this my will.
Third. I bequeath to my sister Mary Louisa Knight nine hundred dollars to be paid out of my deposit in the N. F. Savings Bank.
Fourth. I bequeath all my monies to my credit in the Savings Department of the Royal Bank of Canada and Trinity to my four grandchildren Muriel & Gladys daughters of my son William Henry and Stephen Morris and Gilbert William sons of my son Archibald in equal shares.
Fifth. I bequeath all my landed and other property to my said two sons in equal shares. Witness my hand at St. John's this thirteenth day of February A.D. 1914. Thomas Christian. Signed by the said Testator in presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas P. Blackwood. W. F. Hutchings.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 17/19
Probate granted to
William H. Christian
& Archibald Christian
Estate 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.
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