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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John P. Curtin


Will of John P. Curtin
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 27 probate year 1921

In re John P. Curtin       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me John P. Curtin, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Druggist. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I appoint my wife Mary the Executrix of this my will. I will and direct that my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my Estate. I give and bequeath to my sister Mary J for her own use the sum of Three thousand dollars. All the rest and residue of my Estate of every kind and description of which I may die possessed I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary for her own use absolutely. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this Twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred & twenty one. John P his X mark Curtin

Signed Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof, the same having been first read over and explained to the testator who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who signed the same by making his mark thereto in our presence W.J. Higgins     Patrick Maher

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 7/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Mary Curtin
May 7/21
Estate sworn
at $7900.00



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 BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 5, 2002

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