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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John J. Connolly



Will of John J. Connolly
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 244 & 245 probate year 1918

In re John J. Connolly       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I John J. Connolly of St. John's, Butcher, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and formerly wills. I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Blanche Connolly Executrix of this my last will directing her as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.

  1. I hereby direct my executrix out of that portion of my estate referred to in paragraph 4 to continue the payment of the insurance premiums on the life of my father Michael Connolly. After his death the amount paid by way (?) insurance premiums shall no longer be a charge upon this portion of my estate.
  2. I bequeath to St. Bonaventure's College in St. John's this sum of five hundred dollars and to St. Michael's Convent, Belvedere, the sum of five hundred dollars.
  3. To Mount Cashel Industrial School, St. John's, I give devise and bequeath my farm on Logy Bay Road.
  4. I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Blanche Connolly the executrix named herein for her sole use and benefit the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and all property of every description of which I may die possessed.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's this 19th day of February A.D. 1918 -John J. Connolly- signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses R. G. McGrath     Rose Donnelly

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 22/18
Johnson J.
Nov. 22/18
granted to
M. Blanche
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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