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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Kenneth Driscoll,
(I presume him to military number 2380 Pte RNR died 21 Nov 1917,)
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 93 probate year 1921
In re KENNETH DRISCOLL. DECEASED.
Somewhere in France Nov 4th, 1917.
I have received word that it is necessary for me to write to you to have my allottement changed to Mrs. Christiana Hicks for I want her to pay on my land & house if you have made any payments for me I would like for you to transfer them to her. All my property belongs to her in my absence. I am making all the property I possess in Clarenville over to her never mind about my next of kin it belongs to her. I was back in Scotland a few months ago and asked for a furlough if the authorities had used a little consideration there wouldn't have been any need of this trouble. Anyway I don't guess this war will last for always either. Now sir I trust that you will act on the instructions I have given you in this letter.
Your obedient servant
November 4th 1917.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 19/21
Adm. C. T. A. Granted
to Christiana Hicks
Sept 19th 1921.
|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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