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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(G)
John Geatheral

 

Will of John Geatheral
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 171 probate year 1918

In re John Geatheral       deceased

Bauline Nfld 9 March 1918 this is to certify that I John Geatheral with full consciences of mind, here make my last testimony in this world and bequest my property and all lawful belongings Etc as here mentioned below. I will house and all effects and all property occupied by me and all property that I was receiving yearly rent for to my only daughter Jane Geatheral    John his X mark Geatheral. I appoint P. O'Driscoll executor. Witnesses Grig [sic] Targtt [sic]    Thomas Reddick

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Aug 3/18
C.J.
adm eta
Aug 19/18
granted to
Jane Geatheral
Estate
$500.00

 

 

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 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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