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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Goodyear


Will of Elizabeth Goodyear
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 73 probate year 1918)

In re Elizabeth Goodyear       deceased

This is to last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Goodyear of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland. Widow. I give devise and bequeath all my property to my daughter Genevive Goodyear and appoint her sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Goodyear have hereunto subscribed to my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twenty-eighth day of July Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen Elizabeth her X mark Goodyear

Signed by the said Elizabeth Goodyear [by making her mark thereto] as her last will in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Edward Shapher. John J. Coveduck.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Mar 13/18
Johnson J
March 15/18
to Genevieve
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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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