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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Eli Dwyer
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 176 probate year 1922
In re ELI DWYER. DECEASED.
I Eli Dwyer, of the City of St. John's, Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
I give and devise to my eldest son George Dwyer the sum of One Thousand and fifty dollars ($1050.00)
I give and devise to my second son Henry Dwyer the sum of One Thousand and Fifty Dollars ($1050.00)
I give and devise to my daughter, Mrs. Thomas Carnell, the sum of One thousand Dollars ($1000.00)
It is my will that my house in Dick's Square with all its contents be sold at public auction and the money derived from such sale, and any other monies that may be coming to me, (after my funeral expenses and all other debts have been paid) shall be equally divided between my two sons. And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my friends Samuel H. Peet and Thomas F. Butt to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Twenty Second day of February, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Two.
Signed Published and declared by the above named Eli Dwyer as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request have signed as witnesses of same. G.T. HUDSON. WM. J. PEET CHARLES R. PEET.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 16/22
to Samuel H.
Peet and Thomas
|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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