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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Ford


Will of John Ford
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 260 probate year 1918

In re John Ford       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, John Ford, formerly in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company in Ungava and Labrador but now residing at St. John's.
First; I desire that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my estate.
Second; I appoint my daughter, Elizabeth Ann Watson, and Chas E. Hunt, of St. John's, Solicitor, and the survivor of them, executors and executor of this my will.
Third; I give devise and bequeath all my estate, property, goods, chattels and effects of every description of which I shall die possessed to my four children, namely [1] Elizabeth Ann Watson, [2] Susan Jane Dickens, [3] Samuel George Ford and [4] James Robert Ford, and to my adopted son, Henry Ford, in equal shares between them, that is to say, each of the said five legatees shall be entitled to a fifth share of my estate.
Fourth; In the event of any of the said five legatees predeceasing me leaving a child or children surviving I desire that the share of the legatee so predeceasing me shall pass to and be payable to such child, or, if more than one child, than equally among such children.
Witness my hand at St. John's this nineteenth day of December A.D. one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. John Ford. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in the presence of the said Testator and of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. D. Morison     Martha Keppie.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 11/18
Dec 13/18
granted to
Elizabeth Ann
Watson & Chas
E. Hunt
Estate sworn
and $11,064.00



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 11, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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