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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Louisa Jane Gale


Will of Louisa Jane Gale
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 153 & 154 probate year 1918

In re Louisa Jane Gale       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me, Louisa Jane Gale, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow of Thomas W. Gale, late of St. John's aforesaid. Baker, deceased. I devise and bequeath to my daughter, Edith, wife of William G. Smith, all my house and premises situate on Long's Hill in St. John's and also one third of the amount of money that may be to my credit in any Savings Bank at the time of my death. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Janet Gale all that house and premises situate at the corner of Cochrane Street and Duckworth Street in St. John's together with all household furniture, stock in trade, chattels and effects whatsoever therein contained. I bequeath to my said daughter Janet Gale all moneys of which I may be processed at the time of my death except that portion hereinbefore bequeath to my daughter Edith Smith. I bequeath to my said daughter Janet Gale all shares in Companies possessed by me. I bequeath to my said daughter Janet Gale all other property and effects whatsoever of which I may die possessed. I desire that my said daughter Janet Gale shall maintain and support my sister-in-law, Mary Gale, now residing with me, in a manner suitable for her station in life during the lifetime of my said sister-in-law. I appoint my daughter Janet Gale Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of July 1913. Louisa Jane Gale. Signed and Declared by the said Louisa Gale as her last will in the presence of us at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses Walter W. Wills     Charles E Hunt

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 15/18
July 16/18
to Janet
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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