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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Holden


Will of John Holden
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 447 probate year 1920

In re John Holden       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Holden, junior of St. John's West. Assistant Engineer of the Municipal Council. I hereby give devise and bequeath my land house and stock situate on the Topsail road in St. John's West aforesaid together with my life insurance in the Independent Order of Forresters, my Star Society benefit and all other property of which I may die possessed to my beloved wife Ellen Holden with the exception of my 20 shares in the St. Georges Coal Fields Ltd., which I leave to my brother James Holden in return for any obligation I may be under to him for his kindness in helping us with work.

I hereby appoint William Ryan of the St. John's Municipal Engineering Staff Executor of this my Will.

Dated this 19th day of March A. D. 1919. John Holden Jr.. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto affixed our names as witnesses.
W.P. Ryan.   John Rooney.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 4/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to William P.
Ryan. May 4/20.
Estate sworn
at $3180.00


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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

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

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