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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John French


Will of John French
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 18 & 19 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     John French       deceased.

I John French of Robert, of Coley's Point, in the District of Harbor Grace, and Island of Newfoundland, fisherman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and as to my worldly estate, and all my property, real, personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit:- I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Fanny French all my property real personal and mixed, to have and to hold till the time of her decease, after her decease the said property shall go to my step son William Rumbolt. Should my wife the said Fanny french, and my step son the said William Rumbolt die before Samuel Bradbury, my sister Elizabeth's son, the said property shall go to the said Samuel Bradbury, if the said William Rumbolt should die leaving no direct heir.
In witness whereof I the said John french of Robert have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six John french (of Robert) x
Signed sealed published and declared by the said John French of Robert as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto Witnesses Robert S. Mercer    Stephen French (of John)

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John French (of Robert)
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 11/06
Chief Justice
Admt. C.t.a.
granted to
Fanny French
on the 16th
day of May
A.D. 1906
Stephen French
Wm. J. French



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)

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