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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Collier



Will of Catherine Collier
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 280 & 281 probate year 1919

In re Catherine Collier       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Catherine Collier of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretobefore made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament I give devise and bequeath to my son Frederick Collier my dwelling house situate at No. 6 Victoria Street together with all the furniture contained therein [save and except the bequests to my grandson Charles and my granddaughter May hereinafter referred to] to hold the same unto and to the use of my said son Frederick for and during his natural life and upon the death of my said son Frederick I desire that my dwelling house and furniture shall become the property of my said grandson Charles Collier and in the event of the death of my said grandson Charles then the said property including the bedroom furniture shall become the property of my said granddaughter May Collier I also desire that my daughter-in-law Kitty shall have a home in the said house for her natural lifetime or until her remarriage I give devise and bequeath to my grandson Charles Collier the furniture at present contained in my bedroom and to my grand-daughter May Collier my piano and also my watch and chain I give devise and bequeath to my said granddaughter May Collier my dwelling house No. 8 Victoria Street, at present in the occupancy of one Shears but until such time as my said grand-daughter May shall marry the rents accruing from the said house shall be paid to my daughter-in-law Kitty one half for her own personal use the other half to buy clothing for my two grandchildren Charles and May. Upon the marriage of my said granddaughter May she shall become the absolute owner of the said dwelling house If should she die without leaving issue then the said property shall go to my said grandson Charles Collier I give devise and bequeath to my grandson Charles any interest I may have in the dwelling house situate No. 72 Bannerman Street but should his parents at any time think it advisable to sell the said property they may do so I give devise and bequeath to my said son Frederick Collier the piece of land situate on Quidi Vidi Road I give devise and bequeath all monies belonging to the estate of my late husband John W. Collier together with the shares which I hold in the Empire Woodworking Co. unto my said son Frederick Collier I further will and devise that after my funeral expenses have been paid the balance of all monies which I hold in my own right shall be paid over to my said daughter-in-law Kitty I appoint my brother-in-law Samuel G. Collier to be the executor of this my last will and testament. Dated this twenty-seventh day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Catherine Collier. Signed by the said Testator as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Maxwell D. Shears     S.D. Blandford

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 31/19
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Samuel
Jan. 30/18
Estate sworn
at $3500.00
(both the above dates are clearly written, but obviously Probate did not occur before the Fiat, one of these dates is incorrect)



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 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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