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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Garland Munn Gaden


Will of Garland Munn Gaden
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 158 & 159 probate year 1914

In re Garland Munn Gaden      deceased.

In the Name of God, Amen This is the last Will and Testament of me, Garland Munn Gaden, of St. John's N.F. Chief Clerk of the Anglo American Telegraph Company Ltd.

  1. It is my will and desire that my Executor hereinafter named shall see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are first paid.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary all the money & lands, houses property goods, chattels and effects of whatsoever nature and kind of which I shall die possessed, for her sole use, support and benefit during her life
  3. I hereby constitute and appoint Robert Campbell Smith Esquire General Superintendent of The Anglo American Telegraph Company Ltd. of St. John's N.F. to the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other and former wills that may have been made by me.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's N. F. This 19th day of October 1911. - Garland Munn Gaden -
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses D. Johnson    H.A. Saunders.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Jan 5/14
Jan 6/14
granted to
R. C. Smith
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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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