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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anthony Gardiner


Will of Anthony Gardiner
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 123 probate year 1918)

In re Anthony Gardiner       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Anthony Gardiner of Saint John's Fishermen.

  1. I appoint my son Pierce Gardiner of Saint John's aforesaid Fishermen and my daughter Ellen Tobin wife of Thomas Tobin of Saint John's aforesaid Fishermen Executors of this my Will.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my said son Pierce Gardiner all my fishing rooms and property and all my fishing gear and material of every description at Groais(?) Island and the sum of Eleven Hundred Dollars.
  3. I give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Ellen Tobin my Dwelling House No. 14 Young Street with all my household furniture and effects and the sum of One Thousand Dollars.
  4. I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren viz:- Patrick Gardiner, Ambrose Gardner, Julia Tobin, Albert Tobin and John Tobin the sum of Two Hundred Dollars each.
  5. All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and effects of every description I give devise and bequeath to my said son Pierce Gardiner and my said daughter Ellen Tobin equally.

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 18th day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. Anthony his X mark Gardiner signed by making his mark

Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other [all presence at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. The same having been first read over and explained to said Testator and approved by him. W. D. Kelly April 18/18. Ethel May Hobbs.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 5/18
June 6/18
to Pierce
& Ellen Tobin
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.

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REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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