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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Richard Coish
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 587 probate year 1932
Richard Coish Deceased.
In the Name of God. Amen.
I, Richard Coish, of Bay de Verde in the District of Bay de Verde Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make my last will and testament in manner and form following;-
I appoint the Rev Tobias Short Curate in Charge of the Church of England Mission of Bay de Verde executor to this will.
I will and bequeath to Charles Emberley of James of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland, my house, land and flake and the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) after the death of my wife, Maria Coish, on condition that he lives with and takes care of my wife Maria Coish until her death unless she marries and thereby forfeits her claim to my house and land.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Raymond of Catalina Newfoundland all the rest of my money that is left after the death of her mother Maria Coish that is to say what is left remaining after the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) that goes to the aforesaid Charles Emberley is taken from the total remaining and the sum of one hundred dollars which will go to Frank Jacobs son of my sister Victoria Jacobs.
I will and bequeath to Frank Jacobs son of my sister Victoria Jacobs of Bay de Verde Newfoundland my motor boat and engine and nets and trawls and the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) afore mentioned.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fifth day of December in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty one.
Signed, published and delivered by the above named Richard Coish as and for his last will and testament in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses
of Bay de Verde Newfoundland
of Bay de Verde
Rev Tobias Short Executrix
Given this twenty fifth day of December nineteen hundred and thirty one.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. J. Higgins
Judge April 1/32
on the 1st day
of April 1932
Value of Estate
|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.
Will scanned by Ernie Kraut & transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 10, 2003)
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