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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John H. Gillam


Will of John H. Gillam
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 341 probate year 1919

In re John H. Gillam       deceased

I John Henry Gillam of Robinsons Head in St Georges Bay in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind do hereby make my last will and testament revoking all the wills and Codicils. I John Henry Gillam do hereby bequeath at my death to my son Solomon and his heirs and assigns, all my property real and personal and all other possessions of what ever kind and wheresoever situated that I may die possessed of, on the condition that he and they until my death pay me proper attention and treat me as kindly as a loving son should treat his father. And I John Henry Gillam do hereby appoint my son Solomon as sole executor of this my last will and testament. This will was signed this twenty-eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & eleven. Witness my signature. John Henry Gillam X his mark. Witnessed by Charles Jeffrey. Thomas Gale.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 25/19
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Solomon
Gillam July 3/19
Estate 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: October 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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