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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William J. Herder


Will of William J. Herder
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 234 probate year 1922

In re

This is the last Will and Testament of me William J. Herder of Saint John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Newspaper Proprietor. I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and I appoint my wife, Elizabeth, the Executrix of this my Will. I give and bequeath to my said wife for her own use absolutely all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed. In so far as the business of the "Evening Telegram" newspaper is concerned it is my wish that my said wife shall form the same into a limited liability company and that she shall have full power to decide as to the allocation of the shares therein. It is my desire and recommendation that the Directors of the said company shall be my said wife my three sons and Mr. Michael G. Martin whom I desire to be the secretary of the said Company.
Witness my hand at St. John's this 20th day of may, A. D. 1922. W. J. HERDER.
Signed Published and Declared by the said testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. EMILY BARRETT.   W. J. HIGGINS.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 15/22
Justice Kent
Probate granted
to Elizabeth
July 17/22
Estate sworn
at $87461.26



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 28, 2002

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