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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Drew



Will of Mary Drew
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 356 probate year 1923


I Mary Drew of Bay Bulls Widow of James Drew do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills.
I appoint Archibald Williams of Bay Bulls Fisherman to be the Executor of this my will directing him as soon as possible after my death to pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.
I give devise and bequeath to my Executor all my right and title and interest in and to that piece of land now occupied by me with dwelling and outhouses thereon together with all my household furniture and effects directing him soon as possible after my death to sell by Public Auction said land dwelling and outhouses with household furniture and effects and after deducting all expenses in connection therewith to give the balance to the Parish Priest for Masses for the repose of the souls of my Husbands, Children and Myself.
I give devise and bequeath unto my Executor the sum of One Hundred and Forty five Dollars now in my house directing him immediately after my death to pay my funeral and other expenses and give the balance left to the Parish Priest for the repose of my soul.
The rest residue and remainder of all property of which I may die possessed I give devise and bequeath unto my Executor directing him to sell same and expend the proceeds in Masses for the repose of my soul.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at Bay Bulls this 8th day of March A. D. 1923. MARY her X mark DREW
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses. Thoms G. Williams    James Brien.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 21/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Archibald
April 24/23.
Estate sworn
at $465.00



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 June 24, 2002

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