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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Coleman



Will of Joseph Coleman
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 312 probate year 1919)

In re Joseph Coleman       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me. Joseph Coleman of St. John's. Carpenter: I appoint my wife. Nellie Coleman, Executrix of this my will I bequeath my house, money and all property and effects of which I may die possessed to my said wife. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fourth day of April 1919. Joseph Coleman. X his mark who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: {having been first read over and explained}
Chas. E. Hunt. Gertrude Martin.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 16/19
Kent J.
Probate granted to
Nellie Coleman
April 17/19
Estate 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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