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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John J. Egan


Will of John J. Egan
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 455 & 456 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of John J. Egan       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me John J. Egan of St. John's Retired Pilot

  1. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Egan the sum of four hundred dollars. Also all my household furniture and effects.
  2. I direct that my said wife shall receive the income of the remainder of my moneys and estate during her life and shall have the use of my houses during her life.
  3. on the death of my said wife I give and devise to my son John my houses situate on the north side of Duckworth Street for ever and also the sum of four hundred dollars and to my son Michael the sum of eight hundred dollars.
  4. I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will.

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 28th day of February A.D. 1905    John J. Egan.
Signed Published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses    W. E. Wood Solicitor St. John's Edward his X mark Power. 96 Duckworth St. St. John's.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John J. Egan deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 15 1905
Emerson J.
Probate granted
on the 20th day of
March A.D. 1905
to Mary



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 May 2, 2002

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