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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth M. Doyle



Will of Elizabeth M. Doyle
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 538 & 539 probate year 1906

Doyle Elizabeth M.       Last will of

In the name of God. Amen This is the last will and testament of me, Elizabeth M. Doyle, of St. John's wife of Patrick J. Doyle, at present residing in Nova Scotia.

  1. I hereby nominate and appoint my brother Thomas B. Harris, and Dr. L. E. Keegan executors of this my last will and testament.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath to my said executors all my estate, money, chattels and effects which I may die possessed of, to be disposed of by them as follows:
    It is my will and desire that my executors shall first pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses out of whatever money may be to my credit, and deposited in my name in the Montreal Savings Bank at the time of my death, and as to the balance of said money it is my will and desire that my executors shall share and divide the same in equal parts between my three children, named respectively, Elizabeth, Mary Joseph and Victoria Margaret, the said shares to be paid to them and each of them on their attaining their twenty first birthday, and in the event of the death of either of them, then, and in such case, the share of such one so dying shall be divided equally between the survivors or survivor. It is my will and desire that my daughter Elizabeth shall have my piano, and in case my executors shall decide upon selling the same, then the proceeds of such sale shall be deposited in the Savings Bank at interest and shall be paid over to my said daughter Elizabeth on her attaining her twenty first birthday. I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Mary Joseph and Victoria Margaret two shares each in the Newfoundland Petroleum Company, Limited and one share in the said Company to my daughter Elizabeth. It is my will and desire that any household goods and effects that I may die possessed of shall be divided equally between my said children share and share alike and should my said executors decide upon selling and disposing of the same, then the proceeds of such sale shall be deposited in the aforesaid Bank and shall be paid in equal shares to my children on their attaining their twenty first birthday subject to the same conditions in case of death of either as hereinbefore set forth.
  3. I hereby revoke all other and former wills that may have been made by me.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this fifteenth day of December AD. 1905. Elizabeth M. Doyle.
Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses. Agnes Tobin    F. J. Morris

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Elizabeth M. Doyle
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Jan 15/06
Horwood C.J.
Probate to
Thos B. Harris
Dr L.E. Keegan
Jan 18/06
Est. $779.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002

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