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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Nathaniel Hibbs


Will of Nathaniel Hibbs
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 313 probate year 1919)

In re Nathaniel Hibbs       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Nathaniel Hibbs of Protestant Town, near Portugal Cove Farmer.

  1. I give, devise and bequeath to my son Alfred Hibbs, of Protestant Town aforesaid all my property of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate of which I may die possessed , save as hereinafter provided.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath to my two grandchildren Elizabeth and Hazel Hibbs, children of my late son John Frederick, that piece of land formerly the property of William Campbell of Saint John's Butcher, situate {on the north side of the road leading to Greeley's property, consisting of about two acres, share and share alike.
  3. I appoint William Hibbs of Portugal Cove, Fisherman, executor of this my last will.

Dated at Saint John's Newfoundland, this 24th day of August, Anno Domini One thousand Nine Hundred and Sixteen. Nathaniel Hibbs X his mark. Signed by the testator. {having first been read over and explained} in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, signed our names as subscribing witnesses: Leslie.R.Curtis of St. John's, law Student. J.Alex.Winter of St. John's Barrister at Law.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 19/19
Kent J.
Probate granted to
William Hibbs
April 21/19
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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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