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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Josiah Clarke



Will of Josiah Clarke
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 302 probate year 1919)

In re Josiah Clarke       deceased

I Josiah Clarke. Laborer. Do hereby give and bequeath my whole Estate and effects real and personal, of which I may die possessed, or be entitled to, unto James Clarke, my Father. And I hereby appoint James Clarke Executor of this my will, and I hereby revoke all former Wills and Codicils. In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents at Whitbourne Sixth day of December nineteen hundred and fifteen years in presence of two witnesses. Josiah Clarke X his mark. Signed by the Testator as and for his last Will and testament in presence of us, who at his request, in his presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. as witnesses. E.W. Leslie. H.L. Leslie. Witness to mark of Josiah Clarke. H.L. Leslie.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 20/19
Horwood. C.J.
Probate granted
to James Clarke
March 20/19
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.

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

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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