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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Downs


Will of Mary Downs
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 561 probate year 1921

In re Mary Downs       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I Mary Downs, of Saint John's, widow, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, I hereby revoke all other wills.

  1. I hereby appoint Edward Voisey of st. John's to be the Executor of this my will directing him as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts and testamentary expenses.
  2. I give devise and bequeath unto Edward Voisey aforesaid for his sole use and benefit all my leasehold interest in the land house and premises numbered 95 Carters hill St. John's.
  3. I hereby direct that the said Edward Voisey out of the bequest to him in the last preceding section shall as soon as possible after my death erect a headstone and railing upon and around the graves of myself and my husband.
  4. I give and bequeath to Catherine Scott of St. John's widow of Wm. Scott all the household furniture of every description in my house No. 95 Carters hill.

As witness my hand at St. John's this 21st day of January 1916. Mary her X mark Downs
Signed by the said Mary Downs as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned both being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the said will having been first read over and explained to her and she appearing to fully understand it. F. T. McGrath.     Heber Crocker.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 3/21
Kent J.
probate granted
to Edward Voisey
Jan 5/21
Estate sworn
at $550.10



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 24, 2002

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