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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Howlett


Will of John Howlett
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 135 & 136 probate year 1913

In re John Howlett      deceased.

I John Howlett do make this my last will and testament. To my son Lawrence I leave the houses and ground left to me in my fathers will The dwelling house, stable cellar, cabbage garden Backmarsh and the ground on the North side of Main road mentioned in my fathers will I leave to my brother Pierce Howlett for his use during his life but after that they are to go to my sons Lawrence or any other of my children then living I also leave to Pierce Howlett a place on my part of the room to land and make his fish while he lives. I also leave to Pierce Howlett for his use during his life my part of the Cribby Hill garden after that I leave it to my son Lawrence - John his X mark Howlett - Witnesses Ed. Howlett     Patrick Howlett     Stephen Lonerpan.    Tors Cove April 10th, 1913.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Nov 10/13
Adm. C.t.a.
Nov 11/13
granted to
Mary J.
P. O'Driscoll
P.J. Fortune
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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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