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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Simon Glendenning


Will of Simon Glendenning
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 417 probate year 1905

The last will of Simon Glendenning late of St. John's farmer deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Simon Glendenning of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer

  1. I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Jane Glendenning all the property goods chattels and effects of every description so ever of which I may die possessed To Hold the same unto her during the term of her natural life
  2. at the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath the same to my daughter Margaret if she should then be living and unmarried To Hold the same unto her during her natural life and whilst she remain unmarried
  3. Upon the death or marriage of my said daughter Margaret I direct that my estate shall be divided amongst all my children share and share alike

I hereby appoint Mr. Samuel Bancock of Topsail road Farmer to be executor of this my last will and Testament. St. John's September 19th 1899. Simon Glendenning
Signed published and declared by the 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 S.D. Blandford     Arthur W. Knight

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Simon Glendenning
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 21/05
Emerson J.
Probate granted
to Samuel
on the 28th day
of March AD 1905



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 and transcribed by Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 25, 2002

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