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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Bridget Ebbs


Will of Bridget Ebbs
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 598 probate year 1921

In re Bridget Ebbs       deceased

In tHe of God Amen. I Bridget Ebbs of St. JoHn's married woman do make publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament.

  • First    I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my decease.

  • Secondly    I give devise and bequeath all my farm land and premises including my interest in that portion of my fathers farm which was bequeathed by him to my sister Kate, together with the dwelling houses and other erections thereon and all Cattle and farm stock farming implements and tool household furniture good and effects and all other property of which I may die possessed to my husband to have hold use and enjoy the same during the term of his natural life and after his death to the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. John's in trust for the Industrial School of Mount Cashel - the said Bishop to say or cause to be said at least six masses every year for the repose of the souls of myself and my husband my father and mother and my uncle Martin Walsh and all other members of my family and I further request that the Orphans and the Christian Brothers may remember me and my family in their prayers and take care of our grave plots

  • It is my wish that the cattle farm stock and other moveable property above described shall be the property of my husband absolutely to be disposed of by him as he wishes

  • Lastly I nominate and appoint William J. Carroll of St. John's Deputy Sheriff to be the Executor of this my will, and revoke and declare void all other or former wills made by me.

Bridget Ebbs     Signed Published and declared by the said Testatrix in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses this 26th day of July A.D. 1902 the words "and my husband" being interlined in the first page hereof James M. Kent    Harry Renouf.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb 26/21
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
To Wm. J. Carroll
March 3/21
Estate Sworn at



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 24, 2002

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