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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Gibbons


Will of Michael Gibbons
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 549 probate year 1920

In re Michael Gibbons       deceased

This is my last Will and Testament I Michael Gibbons do hereby bequeath to my son Ignatius Gibbons the Cove Gulch meadow and to my son Michael Gibbons Jr. the Hill meadow. Also I bequeath to my sons Ignatius & Michael Jr. equally the beach property purchased from Michael Stamp also Stage & fish store Also I leave to my sons Ignatius & Michael Jr. my two cod traps with everything attached containing Skiff Punts Anchors Etc equally To my son Ignatius I bequeath my Horse To my son Michael Jr. I bequeath my dwelling house on condition that he help Ignatius build one otherwise the said house is to be divided between both I also leave to both my sons Ignatius & Michael Jr what money is in my name in Bank of Montreal St. John's To my wife Mary I bequeath what money is now in dwelling house except $100.00 (One hundred dollars) that have to go for the repairing of house. Also to my wife Mary I bequeath the Cow Bull & Wagon and small out house long side of dwelling house To my sons Ignatius & michael Jr I leave Stable & Car wheels & fittings equally Also to my wife Mary I leave what furniture is now in dwelling house Given under my hand this 12th day of February A.D. 1914 Michael his X mark Gibbons     Witnesses William Gibbons     James C. Gibbons.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Count of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 2/20
Kent J.
Adm. cta
granted to
Mary Dillon
Dec 3/20
Estate sworn
at $1850.00


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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 25, 2002

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