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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Harris
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 518 probate year 1931
Elizabeth Harris deceased.
I Elizabeth Harris of Bonavista widow of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say-
- I give and bequeath to Lewis Little my dwelling house store and all surrounding land also the flake and land extending north twenty feet from the store, also my cellar and cabbage garden.
- I give and bequeath to Edward Skeffington of Wm the flake and land remaining, also one half of the fishing room and stage.
- I give and bequeath to the United Church twelve hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to my sister Jessie M. Rees to my niece Ella Rees to my Nephew Bert Rees Five Hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to W.M.S. Two Hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to Stuart Little Two Hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to Effie Moss One Hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to Mildred Gabriel One Hundred Dols.
- I give and bequeath to Maud Mifflen my Sewing Machine, and to Mabel my Straw Chair.
- I give and bequeath to my sister Deborah Mifflen One Hund Dols.
- I authorize my executor to expend for my funeral expenses and tombstone the sum of $200.00 and lastly I do nominate and appoint John S. Rowsell Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of Sept 1926.
Lydia C. Rowsell
# $500.00 to Rees family in following manner that is to say
Mrs. Rees $200.00 Ella Rees $150.00 Bert Rees $150.00
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
J. M. Kent
John S. Bennett
on the 4th day of
|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.
Will scanned by Ernie Kraut & transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 10, 2003)
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