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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Cummings
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 216 probate year 1922
In re MARY CUMMINGS DECEASED
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Cummings of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Spinster.
- I hereby revoke all other wills and testaments if any heretofore made by me.
- I appoint the Rt. Hon. Sir Edward P. Morris K. C. To be the executor of this my last will and testament.
- I leave and bequeath the house belonging to me, near the Gas Works, St. John's to the Nuns of the St. Patrick's Convent in St. John's, to be the property of the said Convent.
- I leave and bequeath whatever money and property I may die possessed of (over and above the aforesaid house) to my executor in trust to place a headstone to the memory of my father James Cummings and my self, and the remainder if any to be applied to purchase masses for my soul.
Signed and Declared by the said Mary Cummings as and for her last will and testament this 27th day of January A.D. 1915 in the presence of us who in her presence and the presence of each other did sign our names as subscribing witnesses thereto. BRIAN DUNFIELD of St. John's. Solicitor. JULIA MCLOUGHLAN.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 3/22
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to Mr.
William F. Lloyd.
|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. |
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