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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
Joseph Cook

 

 

Will of Joseph Cook
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 505 probate year 1920

In re Joseph Cook       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Cook of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman. I revoke all former wills by me at anytime made and I appoint Frederick Burrsell, of St. John's, aforesaid, Contractor, the Executor of this my last will and testament.

  • First. I give, devise and bequeath to my son George R.S. Cook all my water-side property situate on the South Side of the Harbor of St. John's, aforesaid, together with a piece or parcel of land situate immediately to the east of my dwelling house on the South side of the South side road in the said Town of St. John's, which said dwelling house is at present occupied by Theodore Whitton.
  • Secondly. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Grace Cummings Guest.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of August. A.D. 1918. Joseph his X mark Cook

Signed by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the same having been first read over and explained to the said Testator who appeared to perfectly understand the same and who made his mark thereto in our presence. E.S. Pinsent.    Fredk Burrsell.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 20/20
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Frederick
Burrsell
August 20/20
Estate sworn
at $1000.00

 

 

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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit February 20, 2002

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