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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Clarence J. Fitzgerald


Will of Clarence J. Fitzgerald
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 534 & 535 probate year 1905

Fitzgerald Clarence J.       Last will of

In the name of God. Amen. I Clarence J. Fitzgerald of St. John's make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.

  • First     I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death
  • Secondly     I will and direct that my property goods and effects of every nature and kind including lands and houses wherever situate be divided into five equal parts and of these five parts I give and bequeath one part each to my four sons Ronald, Theobald, Elonzo(?) and Stanislaus and the remaining share I give and bequeath to my sons Theobald and Stanislaus to be divided between them equally share and share alike. It is however a condition of the said bequest to all and each of my said sons that should their mother or sister require any of the necessaries of life that they will give and provide the same for them or either of them that may require such assistance.
  • Thirdly    I hereby nominate and appoint Richard Layman of Goodview Street St. John's to be the executor of this my will
  • Lastly    I hereby revoke annul and declare void all other and former wills by me made.

Clarence J. Fitzgerald.
Signed published and declared as and for his last will and testament by the said Clarence J. Fitzgerald in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witness this 10th day of July AD. 1905.   James M. Kent.   John Renouf.

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Clarence J. Fitzgerald.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Dec 18/05
Horwood C.J.
Probate to
Richd Layman
30 Dec. 05
Est. $700.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002

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