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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Quick Cole


Will of John Quick Cole
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 387-388 probate year 1885

In re
      John Quick Cole deceased.

This the last will and testament of me John Quick Cole of the parish of St. John’s Newfoundland Police made and published in the 2 of March in the year of our Lord 1883 as follows I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Quick Cole that I may be possessed after my death the property of Quidi Vidi for her life time and her heirs and hereafter all that my estate or plantation dwelling house stages flakes gardens and their respective appurtenance thereto belonging situate and lying in Quidi Vidi near St. John’s Newfoundland North America and I hereby subject and charge all my said plantation dwelling house stages flakes gardens and premises also devised to and with the payment of the undermentioned anuities that is to say that my daughter Elizabeth Quick Cole shall pay yearly and every year during the natural lifevs of my two sisters Mary An Coombs Elizabeth Palmer the sum of one pound sterling each as long as they lives Mr. William Heals holds possessend off the property for 5 years and 8 months for yet to come. Elizabeth Quick Cole will receive the rent off the property after my death John Quick Cole. X John Quick Cole.    X John Macey     X William Thomas Penney.    the above is the last will and testament of John Quick Cole.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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