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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Moses Crossman


Will of Moses Crossman
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 40 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Moses Crossman       deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Moses Crossman of Saint John's Marine Engineer. I will and direct that my Executor hereinafter named shall first out of my general Estate pay all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses. Second I give devise and bequeath to my brother James B. Crossman, save as herein excepted, all and whatsoever Estate money property and effects I may die possessed of including wages, if any, due to me at the time of my death.
Third I bequeath to Mrs. Sarah Charles, wife of Thomas Charles of Saint John's Publican, for her many acts of kindness to me, the sum of one hundred dollars, for her sole separate and absolute use and behoof.
I give and bequeath to my Executor the sum of one hundred dollars. My life Insurance with the Equitable Life Insurance Co. for a sum of $1000.00 I bequeath to my said brother James B. Crossman notwithstanding that it may be expressed to be for the benefit of any other or others. I appoint James J. Pitman of Saint John's Solicitor to be the sole executor of this my last will and Testament:
Witness my hand at Saint John's this 4th day of April A.D. 1905. Moses Crossman
Signed published and declared by the said Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other both present at the same time and at his request have hereunto set our names as witnesses on the day and in the year aforesaid Geo J. Adams   J. J. Pitman.

I certify the going to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Moses Crossman
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will)
May 30/06
Chief Justice
to James J.
Pitman on
the 16th day of
June A.D.
Estate sworn
at $4900.00



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)

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