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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Edward J. Hartery
Will of Edward Joseph Hartery
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 538 probate year 1920
In re Edward J. Hartery deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Edward Joseph Hartery of
Cape Broyle in the Electoral District of Ferryland Fisherman.
After payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
I give devise and bequeath all the property of which I may die
possessed and of every description whatsoever unto my beloved
wife Clara Mary Hartery for her lifetime and to be devoted
by her to her support and maintenance.
Upon the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath all
my said property as follows:
To my cousin John Hartery of Cape Broyle all that plot
of land situate at Cape Broyle aforesaid and bounded as follows:
on the North by the Local Road, on the East and South by the
main line and on the West by Edward Hartery's land
To my cousin Frank Hartery that piece of land situate
at Cape Broyle aforesaid bounded on the South by the main line
on the West by a side path, and on the East and North by other
land of mine, the said land being that piece of land bequeathed
by the late John Hartery to his daughter Mary Murphy.
To my brother Michael Hartery of Cape Broyle aforesaid
all the rest and residue of my property of every description
whatsoever to be held by him absolutely.
I appoint my said brother Hartery sole executor of this
my last will and testament.
The 20th day of October 1920. Edward Joseph Hartery.
Signed Published and Declared by the
said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence
who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other
have hereunto signed our names as witnesses. John A. Barron Andrew
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 16/20
Probate granted to
Estate 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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002
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