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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Andrew Edwards


Will of Andrew Edwards
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 363 probate year 1904

The last will of Andrew Edwards late of St. John's Carpenter deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Andrew Edwards of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland carpenter. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal property goods and effects of every description unto my wife Elizabeth Edwards during her life time and after her death I give devise and bequeath the said property goods and effects unto my two sons Joseph and Patrick Edwards for their own absolute use and benefit I appoint my wife Elizabeth Edwards sole executrix of this my will. Dated at St. John's this 5th day of January A.D. 1904. Andrew his X mark Edwards. Signed by the said Testator Andrew Edwards in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses (having been first read over and explained. Richard Cake    William Finn

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Andrew Edwards.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 14, 1904
Horwood C. J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the
2nd day of June
1904 to Elizabeth
Estate sworn



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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