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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret English


Will of Margaret English
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 383 probate year 1904

The last will of Margaret English late of St. John's widow

This is the last will and Testament of me Margaret English of Saint John's widow. I give devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named all the property of whatever kind and description ??? of which I may die possessed & hold the same in Trust for the following purposes

  • First to pay all my debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses
  • Second to sell and dispose of my property on Bannerman Street consisting of three houses if he my said executor should think it advisable so to do immediately after my death.
  • Third. I direct that in the event of the said houses not being sold immediately after my death that my executor shall hold them and pay the rents and profits thereof to my daughter Mary (now known as Sister Mary Clare of the Presentation Order of Nuns in St. John's)
  • Fourth I direct my executor upon a sale of said houses being effected to pay the proceeds thereof to my daughter aforesaid in what manner and in what amount she may desire.
  • Fifth I direct my executor to pay to my said daughter all other monies I may die possessed of in manner aforesaid and to realize all other property in my possession at the time of my death and deal with the proceeds in manner provided in the fourth paragraph of this my will.

I appoint Patrick J. Summers of Saint John's aforesaid Barrister Executor of this my will   M. English. Signed published and declared by the Testator as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of the Testatrix and of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses on the 29th day of October A.D. One thousand nine hundred    Wm. Summers    A J. Summers

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 1st 1904
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
13 Sep 1904
to PJ Summers
the Exec
Est. $1835



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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