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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Galliott


Will of John Galliott
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 338 & 339 probate year 1919

In re John Galliott       deceased

I John Galliott of Bonne Bay District of St. Barbe Dominion of Newfoundland being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Annie and Frederick Parsons my grand son their heirs and assigns, all my property real, personal and mixed and all appurtenances thereto belonging with the understanding that my grand son Frederick Parsons support and maintain my daughter Annie, failing to do this his part of property or claim to such would be void and to no effect.

Second. I hereby direct and request my daughter Annie to allow my son Wilson Galliott to live in house with her as long as they live peaceable and suitable to her, and should my son Wilson Galliott want to build a house on the property, that he be given room enough to build.

Third. I hereby appoint my brother David Galliott and my son-in-law Malcom Jenkins Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I John Galliott the testator, have to this, my last will and testament set my hand and seal, this 2nd day of July A.D. 1918. John Galliott. Signed, sealed, and delivered by the above named John Galliott as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request, as witnesses thereto in presence of the said testator and of each other. J.A. Squires J.P.     Geo W. Wilton J.P.

July 3rd 1918

Codicil to my will and testament I devise and request that my son Wilson Galliott be allowed to live in house with my daughter Annie for the space of three years and longer if peaceful and suitable to all concerned. John Galliott. Witness J. A. Squires J.P.. Geo W. Wilton.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 21/19
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Malcom
D. Galliott
Estate sworn
at $575.00



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 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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