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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
Noah Cotter

 

 

Will of Noah Cotter
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 345 probate year 1919

In re Noah Cotter       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Noah Cotter of Saint John's Newfoundland. Painter.
First. I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.
Second. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Tryphena Cotter all lands goods chattels and effects of every description of which I shall died possessed for her sole use and benefit.
Third. I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will. Witness my hand at Saint John's this twentieth day of March one thousand nine hundred and six. Noah Cotter. X his mark. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of the testator and of each other [all present at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. The same having first being read over to and approved by the testator. D. Morison. A B. Knight.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Aug 1st 1919
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Tryphena
Wyatt. Aug
7th - 1919.
Estate sworn
at $1200.00

 

 

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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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