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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Greely


Will of James Greely
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 34 & 35 probate year 1913

In re James Greely      deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me James Greely (of Edward) of Tilton in the District of Harbor Grace Planter. I hereby give devise and bequeath all the estate property and effects of whatsoever kind of which I may die possessed to be held and owned jointly between my wife Susannah while she shall hold her name of Greely and my son Herbert. But should my son Herbert predecease my said wife Susannah my said estate is to be held and enjoyed jointly by and between my said wife Susannah and my said son Herbert surviving wife and children and finally on the death of my said wife Susannah I wish and give and bequeath unto my said son Herbert or his issue all the rest and residue of my estate and I hereby appoint James Cron Esq. Of Harbor Grace Merchant as sole executor of this my will and hereby revoke any other or former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and Testament and date it at Hr. Grace April 15th 1908 - James his X mark Greely -
Signed (by making his mark hereto) published and declared as and for his last will and Testament by said Testator James Greely in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses same being first read over and explained to said Testator and being seemingly perfectly understood by him M.A. Kearney    Madge Kearney

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
April 25/13
Johnson J.
April 25/13
to James
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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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