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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Everett


Will of Catherine Everett
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 487 & 488 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Catherine Everett       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Catherine Everett of Petty Harbor in the Electoral district of St. John's west in the Island of Newfoundland widow.

  • First I devise and bequeath unto my grand nephew James Everett at present residing with me and son of the late Andrew Everett all that piece or parcel of land belonging to me and situate on the Forest Pond road Goulds in the aforesaid district this piece or parcel of land is not to be sold or assigned by the said James Everett or his representatives to any person other than a blood relation of the Everett family.
  • Secondly I devise and bequeath unto my said grand nephew James Everett aforesaid all my interest in the land and premises situate at Petty Harbor aforesaid and portion of which is at present occupied by me.
  • I hereby appoint James Howlett of the Goulds aforesaid sole executor of this my last will and testament.
  • I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed by making my mark at the Goulds aforesaid this twenty third day of October Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and four Catherine her X mark Everett.
Signed by said testatrix as and for her last will and testament by making her mark in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the word "lands" on line thirty page one having been first inserted and the will read over and explained     Matthew N. Kent    James Howlett.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Catherine Everett.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 27/05
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
on the 30th day
of May A.D. 1905
to James Howlett



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 16, 2002

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