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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Costello



Will of Ann Costello
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 49 probate year 1917)

In re Ann Costello       deceased

Newfoundland This is the last will and testament of me Ann Costello of Ferryland in the Electoral District of Ferryland and in the Southern District of Newfoundland. I appoint John Costello of Ferryland Lighthouse Keeper my Sole Executor. I give devise and bequeath one hundred dollars for masses to be divided as follows, twenty dollars each to the Reverend Fathers Keriker, McGrath Devereaux and O'Brien for the repose of my soul, and twenty dollars to the Rev. Fr. Rawlins for the repose of the most neglected souls in purgatory. I give devise and bequeath also the following:- Fifty dollars to Ferryland Church, twenty dollars to Caplin Bay Church. and twenty dollars for Catholic Student fund. I give, devise and bequeath Sixty-five dollars to Clara Costello in consideration of her services to me during my sickness After my funeral expenses and just debts have been paid, the remaining sum of money to be equally divided between my four children. I give devise and bequeath to my grandson William Costello son of Augustine my house and land situate at the "Pool" of Ferryland for his sole use and benefit In witness whereof, I, the said Ann Costello have to this my last will and Testament set my name this eighth day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen Mrs Ann Costello

Signed by the Testatrix in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses John Williams    Patrick Brothers

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 12/17
Kent J.
Dec 14/17
to John
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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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