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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Davis


Will of John Davis
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 322 probate year 1919

In re John Davis       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me John Davis. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Davis all property of which I shall die possessed both real and personal for her sole use and behoof during the term of her natural life.

2. Upon the death of my said wife it is my will that my land and dwelling house and household furniture should go to my nephew William Davis son of James Davis.

3. Upon the death of my said wife all money that I die possessed of is to be divided equally between my two daughters Isabel Baird and Adelaide Barbour and my aforesaid nephew William Davis. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this seventh day of January 1918. John Davis X his mark. Signed declared and published as and for his last will and testament by the above named testator, in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our names as witnesses.
Edward N. Taylor. John Udell.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 20/19
Kent J.
adm granted to
William Davis
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


Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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