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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Cossman



Will of Mary Cossman
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 89 probate year 1921


Last Will and Testament.

I, Mary Ann Cossman, late of Channel, in the District of Burgeo and LaPoile, in the Island of Newfoundland, widow, now residing at Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, in the Dominion of Canada, being of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I revoke all former wills or other Testamentary Dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. I direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied by my executrix hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Bertha Elizabeth Jane Green Morgan, all my property and real estate situate at Channel, in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid, consisting of lands, dwelling house and outhouses, and all the appurtenances connected therewith, now in my name and of which I am possessed. All the residue of my estate not hereinbefore disposed of, which I may die possessed of or interested in, I give devise and bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Bertha Elizabeth Jane Green Morgan. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter, Bertha Elizabeth Jane Green Morgan, to be sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Thirty first day of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Nineteen Mary Ann her X mark Crossman
Signed, Published and Declared by the said Mary Ann Cossman the testatrix, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who both present together at the same time, in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Ralph Gilbert Bowser 74½ Lawrence St. Halifax N.S.
R.W. Horton 74 Lawrence St. Halifax N.S.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 8/21
Johnson J.
Adm. C. T. A.
Granted to
Simon Butler
Sept 9/21.
Estate sworn
at $500.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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