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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Donnelly


Will of John Donnelly
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 207 & 208 probate year 1918

In re John Donnelly       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me John Donnelly of St. John's Newfoundland. I give and bequeath to my dear wife Anna, all my property and estate of every kind and description, and I hereby appoint her sole Executrix of this my will Dated at St. John's, this 15th day of September A. D. 1917 -John Donnelly- Signed by the said Testator at his last will in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses witnessed by M. Hyde     A. Doyle

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 27/18
Kent J.
Oct 10/18
granted to
Anna Donnelly
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.

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REVISED: October 9, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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