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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Howard Collis


Will of James Howard Collis
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 393-394 probate year 1875

In re
      James Howard Collis deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me James Howard Collis of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Shopkeeper.

  • First- It is my will and desire that after my decease my business shall be wound up by my executrix herein after named and all my property stock in trade and monies be sold and disposed of and appropriated in the following manner-

  • Second- After all my just debts are paid I give devise and bequeath to my wife Maria Forde Collis the sum of Five hundred pounds currency for her sole use disposal and benefit-

  • Third- After said payment is made I give devise and bequeath to my son James Howard Collis the sum of one hundred pounds currency to be invested by my executrix hereinafter named and put out at interest until he shall attain the age of twenty one years-

  • Fourth- I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Maria Forde Collis all the residue and remainder of my estate of every description

  • Fifth- I appoint my said wife Maria Forde Collis sole executrix of this my last will and testament-

In witness whereof I the said James Howard Collis have hereunto set and affixed my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this fourteenth day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy five-

James Howard Collis (LS)     Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Augustus O. Hayward, Martha Edgecumbe McLarty-

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. 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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