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Judy Benson
with the assistance of Wendy Weller & Ivy Benoit

A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Collins



Will of Michael Collins
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 70 probate year 1913

In re Michael Collins       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Michael Collins of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Master Mariner, now of His Majesty's Customs, and I revoke all former wills by me made. I give devise and bequeath all my property of whatsoever kind to my daughter Agnes J. Collins and I appoint her sole executrix of this my will.
In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will the 3rd day of June 1909 - Michael Collins
Signed by the above named Michael Collins as his last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Jas J.M. McGrath     Josephine Powers

Certified correct
D.M. Browning

June 20/13
Johnson J.
June 24/13
to Agnes
J Collins
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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 27, 2002

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