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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Coady



Will of James Coady
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 152 probate year 1918

In re James Coady       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Coady of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Wharfinger.

  1. I give devise and bequeath all my land houses goods chattels furniture effects moneys in Banks or elsewhere and other property of every kind and description whatsoever to my wife, Mary Coady, for her sole and absolute use for her life.
  2. I desire and direct that on the death of my said wife that the whole of my estate and property or such part of it as may then remain shall pass to my daughter Elizabeth Coady for her sole and absolute use, or if she shall have died leaving children her surviving before the death of my said wife, then at the death of my said wife it shall pass in equal shares to the said children of my daughter, Elizabeth Coady.
  3. If my said daughter Elizabeth and her children if any shall all be dead before the death of my said wife, then on the death of my wife the whole of my property shall pass to John Saunders, one of the sons of my late daughter Mary Saunders.
  4. I hereby revoke all wills and codicils made by me prior to the date hereof.
  5. I appoint Brian D.S. Dunfield of St. John's, Solicitor to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 22nd day of November A.D. 1911. James Coady. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of him and of each other did subscribe our names as witnesses hereunto M.F. Summers     G. Ryan.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 12/18
July 16/18
to Brian
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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