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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John J. Gushue


Will of John J. Gushue
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 284 probate year 1919

In re John J. Gushue       deceased

I John Gushue, bequeath by my last will and testament my property and effects etc. as follows:-

  1. To my wife I leave my house, land, and other property until such time as my nephews John & George & Tobias, sons of Wm. Gushue come to the age of 21 years. I leave the choice between the parents of the children and my wife. With the understanding that as long as she [my wife] remains in the house unmarried, he is to look to her support.
  2. As regards Mr. McGrath and Mrs. McGrath and Mary Gushue they are to have the same privileges and rights in the house as they enjoyed during my lifetime until death.
  3. My life insurance I distribute as follows:-
    [A]. To my mother I leave two hundred dollars [$200.00]
    [B]. To my sister Mary I leave one hundred dollars [$100.00]
    [C]. To Francis Slaney, I leave twenty five dollars [$25.00]
    [D]. To my niece, Mary Gushue, I leave twenty five dollars [$25.00]
    [E]. I leave twenty dollars for five Requiem Masses for the repose of my soul.
    [F]. I leave thirty dollars [$30.00] as a donation to St. Joseph's Church
    [G]. To my wife I leave six hundred dollars [$600.00]

John J. Gushue. J. J. Rollins. John Norris. Witnesses December 8th. 1918. St. Joseph's Salmonier

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 14/19
Kent J.
adm granted
to Christina
Feb 18/19
Estate sworn
at $2096.00



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.

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REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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