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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Giles


Will of Henry Giles
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 428 probate year 1920

In re Henry Giles       deceased

The last will and testament of me Henry Giles of Tilt Cove in the Northern District of Newfoundland this nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & eighteen. I Henry Giles being of sound condition do hereby make this my last will and testament.

  1. I give and bequeath to Daniel Giles my stepbrother all my interests in the property at Biblys Cove consisting of Dwelling House, Stage, Store, and land, to be his property for ever.
  2. To William Giles my son I bequeath my silver watch.
  3. To Daniel Giles my adopted son now living in America a gold pin.
  4. All nets gear and money to go to John Pynn of Tilt Cove providing he takes good care of me when alive and after death to see me decently buried and a tombstone erected to myself and wife lately deceased.

I also appoint James M. Jackman of Tilt Cove as my Executor - Henry his X mark Giles. Signed in the joint presence of us who have signed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other, the will having first been read over and explained to the testator who appeared fully to understand the same. William Cunningham.   James M. Jackman.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb. 23/20.
The Chief Justice.
Probate granted
to James M.
March 13/20.
Estate sworn
at $545.00



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 (April 25, 2002)

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