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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Augustus Clift



Will of James Augustus Clift
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 328 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and Testament of me James Augustus Clift of St. John's Barrister at Law. I give, devise and bequeath to my dear wife Aggie Clift all and whatsoever lands money goods chattels and effects that I may die possessed of together with all and singular the monies which shall become payable under my several Life Insurance Policies to hold the same for her absolute use and disposal And I appoint my said wife to be the sole Executrix of this my said Will. Dated at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland this Eight day of September Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and ninety two. J. AUGUSTUS CLIFT.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me James Augustus Clift, dated the 8th day of September A. D. 1892. I nominate and appoint my son Cecil Bayly Clift as Co Executor with his mother to my said Will - which will I here confirm in every respect and declare that my intention still is that my dear wife should enjoy to the fullest extent my whole Estate and dispose of same by will or otherwise as she may deem fit and proper. Dated at St. John's this first day of December 1913. J. A. CLIFT.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 23/23
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to Agnes Clift
Feby 27/23.
Estate sworn
at $91,299.38



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 June 11, 2002

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