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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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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
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
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb 26/21
To Wm. J. Carroll
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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