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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Geary


Will of John Geary
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 113 probate year 1918)

In re John Geary       deceased

In the name of God, Amen.
This is the last will and testament of me, John Geary, of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland; Master Cooper, made this twenty-first day of August. Anno Domini One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seven,

  1. I will and desire that my Executrix hereinafter named shall see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are first paid.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath my land situate on Kings Road, with the two dwelling houses erected thereon, numbered 95 and 97 respectively, unto my wife, Mary Geary, at present residing in Boston, for her sole use behoof, and benefit.
  3. I hereby constitute and appoint my daughter, Anne Rose Geary, executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former and other wills that may have been made by me.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's, the day and year first above written. [sgd] John Geary. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. [sgd] M. J. Mulcahy [sgd] F. J. Morris

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 28/18
May 28/18
to Anne
Rose Geary
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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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