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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Haig


Will of Jane Haig
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 214 probate year 1922


I, Jane Haig of the Town of Regina in the North West Territories, Widow, Declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I desire my executor hereinafter named to pay out of my estate my debts and funeral expenses. I devise and bequeath to my Sisters Sarah Crawford of Wellington, Ontario, Wife of James Crawford of the same place Farmer, and Mary MacFarlane of the City of Chicago in the State of Illinois, Widow all the residue of my real and personal estate share and share alike. In the event of either of my said Sisters predeceasing me it is my will that the share to which she should have become entitled to be divided equally among her surviving children. In the event of both of my said Sisters predeceasing me it is my will that the shares to which they would have become entitled to be divided equally among their surviving children. I desire to be buried in the Town of Coburg in the Province of Ontario in the Cemetery where my parents are interred.
I appoint John Arthur Paddon of the Town of Regina aforesaid, Manager of the Bank of Montreal, sole executor of this my Will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said Jane Haig the Testator have set my hand this Second day of December in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Ninety Five. JANE HAIG.
Signed by the said Testator as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses. T.H. PADDON   W. C. HAMILTON.

This is a Codicil to my last Will and testament dated the Second day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Ninety Five.
I devise and bequeath to Arthur Follett Paddon of Vancouver B.C. Canada the sum of Three hundred dollars, and to Gerald Montague Paddon at present of Millertown Newfoundland the sum of Three hundred dollars. These two legacies to be paid before the distribution to my Sisters mentioned in my Will.
In witness whereof I sign my name to this Codicil to my Will this Fifth day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Twenty. JANE HAIG.
Witness T.H. PADDON.   Witness ANNIE LOVETT.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 7/22
Kent J.
Probate granted
to John A. Paddon
June 8/22.
Estate sworn
at $3535.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 26, 2002

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