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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Emma Gaden


Will of Emma Gaden
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 109-110 probate year 1852

In re
     Emma Gaden      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Emma Gaden of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow and relict of the late George Gaden. I charge all my property estate and effects with the payment of any debt or debts I may own at the time of my decease and funeral expenses, and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath unto my son Joseph Crawford Garland Gaden his executors administrator and assigns all lands messuages and premises which I am or may be entitled to or have or may have any interest in and all the rents, issues and profits thereof which may be due at any time of my decease and all my household furniture of every description, beds and bedding, plate, cash, notes and debts and all other property whatsoever which I may die possessed of to and to the use of my said son Joseph Crawford Garland Gaden his executors administrators and assigns for ever, And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Joseph Crawford Garland Gaden sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Emma Gaden have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one. Emma Gaden. (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Emma Gaden as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us. Robt. R. Wakeham, Not. Pub.     R. Perchard, Junr.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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