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This project is an undertaking by
Judy Benson
and the generous help of her team of people as follows:
Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, & Kristina Americo

A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alexander Taylor Clouston



Will of Alexander Taylor Clouston
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 39 probate year 1921

In re Alexander Taylor Clouston       deceased

I, Alexander Taylor Clouston of Grand Falls, newfoundland being sound in mind and on the eve of a journey to England in search of bodily health do hereon make my last Will and Testament. I am thankful to God for many blessings the best being the possession of the dearest of Mothers the best of Fathers and the most loving of brothers and sisters.

To my mother Imperial Life Insurance $2000.00

Masonic Insurance $500.00

To my sister Eleanor Victory Bonds [5@ $100] $500.00

[held at B of M. Gd Falls]

To my sister Gladys Victory Bonds [5@ $100] $500.00

[held at B of M. Gd Falls]

To my brother Hutton 50 shares Hollinger Gold Mine.

held at B of M. Gd Falls)

To my brother Andrew My boat, engine and Camp. [worth about $250.00]

To my Father who I appoint as my sole Executor the residue of my Estate

[Cash, Clothes etc]      A.T. Clouston

W.R. Hogan Witness

W.T. Harvey Witness

Grand Falls Dec 8. 1920.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 9/21
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Walter Clouston
May 11/21
Estate sworn
at $1450.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 5, 2002

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