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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Hollett


Will of Robert Hollett
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 461 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Robert Hollett       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Hollet of St. John's, Newfoundland, Fisherman make this my last will and testament. After the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named all lands houses, goods and property of every kind whatsoever to hold and apply the same first to the use support and maintenance of my beloved wife Catherine during her lifetime and after my said wifes death then the house I occupy on Pleasant Street and the land on which it is built shall become the sole and absolute property of my beloved daughter Mary Leah Hollett and all the rest of my lands goods shall be and become the property of my six beloved children namely William Hollet, John Hollett, Joseph Hollett, Elizabeth wife of Maurice Green(?) Bridget Hollett and the above named Mary Leah Hollett. I appoint P. J. Scott Queens Counsel, my executor.
Dated at St. John's Newfoundland this third day of January anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety four. Robert Hollett
signed and declared as and for his last will and testament by the Testator Robert Hollett in presence of us who in presence of each other and of the testator and at his request sign as attesting witnesses Patrick J. Scott.    Jno. L. Slattery.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Robert Hollett deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
April 17, 05
Emerson J.
admt. c.t.a.
granted on
the 17th day of
April AD 1905
to Mary
Leah Hunter(?)



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 7, 2002

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