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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Bernard Curtis



Will of Bernard Curtis
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 309 probate year 1919)

In re Bernard Curtis       deceased

I, Bernard Curtis, bequeath by my last will and testament my house and property at St. Joseph's as follows:-

  1. To my Son Garrett Curtis, I will half of house, and half of my land bounded by Gough's on the side and the main road in the front; also half the water-front, also half the furniture ect- in house, also the horse.
  2. To my daughter, Gertrude Curtis, I will my cow.
  3. To my daughter Theresa Curtis, I will the calf,
  4. To my daughters Gertrude & Theresa Curtis I will the other half of my house; the other half of my land, {bounded by Anne Curtis on the side, and the main road on the front); the other half of the water front; the other half of furniture ect in house.
Bernard Curtis. Rev. J.J. Rawlins. M.F. Duggan. Witnesses. Sept 10th I9I8

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 14/19
Kent. J.
Adm. granted to
Martin Duggen
April 17/19
Estate sworn at



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 and Eric Weller

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

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