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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert E. Forbes


Will of Robert E. Forbes
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 253 probate year 1918
(In this will the clerk frequently drew a line through the word "and" writing " above it, I did not make a note when this happened.)

In re Robert E. Forbes       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Robert E. Forbes, Medical Practitioner residing in Bonavista Newfoundland. I hereby devise and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Cowan Forbes everything I own or possess that is to say. Dwelling House with contents and land adjacent. Field on Lance Cove Road. Field bounded by property of Ryan, Tilly, & Miles & Squires. Stable, Cellar, Outhouse, Cattle, Horses, Harness, Carriages and Carts, Shares in Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co., Ltd., Gold Bonds re Little Mattie Mine, Life Insurance policy, Mortgage H. Mifflin or other book debts. Cash in Bank or safe. Further it is my express wish and desire that my wife Elizabeth Cowan Forbes shall absolutely and without any qualification or restriction inherit and be put in possession of everything belonging to me for her, my wife's, own use and disposal as she, my wife, may deem right. I appoint my wife Elizabeth Cowan Forbes Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. Robert E. Forbes M.D. [LS] Signed and sealed in the presence of us, who in the presence of each other and in the presence of the Testator and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses this 20th day of June 1912. Witness John Roper. Witness Heber Mifflin.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 14/18
Kent J.
granted to
Elizabeth E. Forbes
Dec 12/18
Estate sworn at



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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