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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Cummings



Will of Charles Cummings
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 466 probate year 1920

In re Charles Cummings       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Charles Cummings of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman. I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons Lethrop and George my following property that is to say my part of the Schooner "Lady Patience" and my property situate at Lower Island Cove, in the District of Bay De Verde, known as Canvas Town including a small piece of Timber Land on the North Side of the property to be equally divided between them. I give and bequeath my part of motorboat and motor engine to my son Lethrop. I give and bequeath my house on Longs Hill known as No. 83 unto my son George and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of whatever nature and wheresoever situate I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Cummings to hold absolutely and I appoint my son Lethrop as the executor of this my said last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this tenth day of March Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twenty. Charles his X mark Cummings.

Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who present at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses first having been read over and explained to the said Charles Cummings who appeared to have fully understood the same.
J. A. Clift Solr.    R. Hibbs.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 29/20
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Lethrop
June 7/20.
Estate sworn
at $3675.00


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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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