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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Howard
(from Newfoundland will books Vol 11 pages 42 and 43 probate year
In re John Howard deceased
November 13th 1916
This is the last will and testament of me John Howard of Daniel's
Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman.
I revoke all and any former will or wills by me at any time made.
I give devise and bequeath to my son Joseph A. Howard half
of the wood land on the south side of the River and dwelling house
and strip of land in front of house after his mother's death. And
my part of (?iner) house and half of my
fish shore and my two flakes, and my fish (?
I give devise and bequeath to my son Lawrence P. Howard,
the other half of the wood land on the south side of the River
and he is to own what land he is occupying now. After his mother's
death he is to own the land where his cabbage garden is at now,
the piece of land where his grandfather's house was at, and the
strip of land where my fish shore is at, and my part of water stage
that's used now by Robert and William.
I give devise and bequeath to my wife Margaret Howard my
dwelling house stable and cattle and half my fish shore and flakes
and all the land I am using now, after her death all the above
mentioned are to go to Joseph H. A. Howard except the stable
and it is to go to Lawrence P. Howard. The wood land on
the north side of the river are to be my wife's land Mrs. Margaret
I appoint William Kelly of Daniel's Cove the executor
of this my will witness my hand at Daniel's Cove this 13th day
of November A.D. 1916
Signed Published and Declared by the said testator as and for his
last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request
and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses signed here William Kelly X William
J. Howard X John Howard X
Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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
REVISED: August 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)
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