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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Pittman Higgins


Will of George Higgins
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 47 probate year 1921

In re

I, George Pittman Higgins, fisherman of Catalina N.F.L.D. having outlived the usual length of life allotted to man, but being of sound mind, memory and understanding, consider it prudent to make this my last Will and Testament for the disposal of my personal and other property, which I do now in manner and form following -
First, I will and bequeath to my son thomas Higgins my house and the northern half of my land and to my son George the southern half of of my land. And I hereby appoint Robert John Moors of Catalina to be my Executor for the purpose of having this my will performed according to my wishes.
Given under my hand this fourteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty seven at Catalina Newfoundland GEORGE his X mark HIGGINS
Witnesses to this last Will & Testament of George Higgins of Catalina W.N. Snelgrove     A.E. Snelgrove.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 6/21
Horwood C.J.
Adm. C. T. A.
Granted to
Thomas Higgins
June 6/21
Estate sworn
at $800.00



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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