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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Gear


Will of Elizabeth Gear
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 537 probate year 1920

In re Elizabeth Gear       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Gear of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Married Woman, being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding do hereby make this my last Will and Testament.

  1. I annul all previous wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me, declaring this to be my true last will and testament.
  2. I appoint my dear husband, Robert Joseph Gear of St. John's. Engineer to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.
  3. All my property of which I may die possessed, of whatsoever character or wheresoever situate, I will devise and bequeath to my aforesaid dear husband Robert Joseph Gear, to be his absolutely and for ever.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name at St. John's this 21st day of March A.D. 1907. Elizabeth Gear.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Elizabeth Gear in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Fredk Collier     George J. Adams

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 13/20
The Chief Justice
adm cta granted
to Robert Gear
Nov. 16/20
Estate sworn
at $3000.00



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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002

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