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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Grant


Will of John Grant
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 543 probate year 1906

In re the estate of
      John Grant       deceased.

In the name of God Amen This is the last will and testament of me John Grant of St. John's Laborer.

  • First it is my will and desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall first pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.
  • Second I will desire and bequeath to my daughter Agnes A. Grant my land dwelling house and premises now occupied by me situate corner Leslie & Water Street in St. John's together with the household furniture and other effects contained therein for her sole use support and benefit and should my said daughter die unmarried then and in such case I will desire and bequeath said land dwelling house premises furniture and effects to my daughter Ellen wife of Bernard Reddick and in the event of her death then paid bequest goes to my grandson Henry Grant
  • Thirdly I hereby appoint my said daughter Agnes executrix of this my last will hereby revoking all others that may have been made by me.

Dated at St. John's this 28th day of November A.D. 1905. John his X mark Grant
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto our names subscribed as witness The said will having been first read over and explained to testator. F.I. Morris    James Maddigan

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John Grant.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
December 13/05
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Agnes
Grant on the
24th day of
January AD
Estate 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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 25, 2002

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