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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Howard


Will of John Howard
(from Newfoundland will books Vol 11 pages 42 and 43 probate year 1917)

In re John Howard deceased

Daniel's Cove
November 13th 1916
This is the last will and testament of me John Howard of Daniel's Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman.

  1. I revoke all and any former will or wills by me at any time made.

  2. 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 (? bawn)

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Howard.

  5. 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 of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 16/17
Kent J.
Nov 24/17
granted to
William Kelly
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: August 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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