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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Clarke



Will of Robert Clarke
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 450 probate year 1920

In re Robert Clarke       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Robert Clarke, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer. I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and I appoint Bennett Stafford of St. John's aforesaid, Druggist, the Executor of this my Will. I direct that my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my estate. I give and bequeath my pony and carriage and sleigh and harness to Lily Stafford sister of my Executor. I give and bequeath to Henry Inder, Telegraph Operator, nephew of my late wife, the sum of One hundred dollars. I give and bequeath to my sister Selina Latty, of Bradpole near Bridport, Dorsetshire, England, if living the sum of one hundred dollars. All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give and bequeath in equal shares to all my nephews and nieces, children of my three sisters Annie Spiller, Sarah Marsh, and Selina Latty.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this eleventh day of January A.D. 1919. Robert Clarke. Signed published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence and at his request hereunto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. Chas O'Neill Conroy.    K. Sinnott

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 29/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Bennett Stafford
May 17/20.
Estate sworn
at $8037.88



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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

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

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