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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Cranford



Will of William Cranford
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 360 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and Testament of me William Cranford of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Marine Engineer.
I hereby devise and bequeath my dwelling house situate on Gilbert Street in St. John's aforesaid and Numbered 3 and also all other property of which I may die possessed to my wife Mary Ann Cranford for her sole use and benefit.
2. I hereby appoint Michael Murphy of St. John's aforesaid, Master Cooper, to be the Executor of this my will.
Witness my hand this 29th day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand Nine Hundred and Sixteen. WILLIAM CRANFORD.
Signed Published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto affixed our names as witnesses.
Michael Murphy Master Cooper Monkstown Rd.
E. Leo Carter Solicitor.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 26/23
Horwood C. J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
Mary Williamson
April 27th, 1923.
Estate sworn
at $3000.00


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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 24, 2002

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