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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Eliza Collins



Will of Eliza Collins
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 560 probate year 1906

In re the Estate of Eliza Collins       deceased

In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and Testament of me Eliza Collins of Placentia in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland widow.

  1. I will that all my just debts be paid as soon as convenient after my decease
  2. I will that my son Austin shall have two Masses celebrated, and my sons James and Ignatius one Mass each within a year after my death for the repose of their mother, father and sisters souls.
  3. I will devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne half my dwelling house and half the garden at the Swans(?)
  4. I will devise and bequeath to my son Austin the other half of my house and garden also the land situated at Brewley and at the south east.
  5. I will bequeath to my son Joseph that piece of beach at the top of the garden adjoining Hendricks property given us by the government in lieu of land taken for road purposes
  6. The balance of my property I will devise and bequeath to my son Austin

I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Placentia this fourth day of November A.D. 1905 the whole read over and explained Eliza Collins [LS]
signed by the said Testatrix in our presence and acknowledged to be her last will and testament who in her presence and in the presence of each other at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Wm. G. O'Reilly     Henry Ferrau(?).

I certify that the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Eliza Collins.
D.M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 7/06
Johnson J.
admt cta
granted to
Austin Collins
on the 14th(?)
day of
March AD
Estate sworn
at $522.65



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.

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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 7, 2002

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