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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Abalsom Driscoll


Will of Abalsom Driscoll
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 300 probate year 1919

In re Abalsom Driscoll       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Abalsom Driscoll of the North Battery, St. John's, fisherman.

  1. I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and testament.
  2. I give devise and bequeath my Dwelling House and fishing property situate at the Battery, together with my household furniture and effects to my son Alan absolutely, it being my wish that my said son Alan should care for my son John until he shall attain the age of 21 years.
  3. I hereby appoint my brother-in-law Samuel Snelgrove, of St. John's, Caretaker to be the sole Executor of this my last will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's Newfoundland, this second day of January A. D. 1919. Absalom Driscoll X his mark. Signed by the said Testator having been first read over and explained to the testator who appeared fully to understand & approve of same, in presence of:- J. Winter of St. John's, Solicitor Mrs. Jessie Snelgrove.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 12/19
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Samuel
March 18/19
Estate sworn
at $980.00



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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