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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Howlett


Will of John Howlett
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 232 probate year 1903

To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable Judges thereof.

The Petition of Mary Howlett, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow.


  1. John Howlett, late of St. John's aforesaid, draper, died on the 31st day of October 1902 having first made his last will and testament which is hereto annexed marked "A"

  2. The testator by said will appointed your petitioner sole executrix thereof.

  3. The inventory hereto annexed marked "B" sets forth, as far as I can at present ascertain and to the best of my knowledge information and belief, a just and true account of the estate of the said testator at the time of his death

  4. No letters of administration of the said estate or letters of probate of any will of he said testator have been granted by your Honourable Court.

Your petitioner prays that letters of probate of the said will be granted to her and as duty bound will ever pray.

St. John's this 8 day of January A.D. 1903

Signed Mary Howlett

Annex "A"

Last Will of John Howlett late of
St. John's, Draper, deceased.

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Howlett of St. John's, draper and I revoke all former wills by me made.

I appoint my wife Mary to be the sole executrix of this my will.

I release my daughter Alice from payment of the one hundred dollars I advanced her to buy the piano. I give and bequeath all the rest of the property moneys and effects I die possessed of to my said wife Mary.

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name at St. John's aforesaid this twenty second day of October A.D.1902

Signed John Howlett

Signed by the testator John Howlett as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses who in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses.

James J. McGrath
Bride O'Rielly

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of John Howlett

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 8 '03
Johnson J.
Letters of Probate
granted on the
9th Jan '03 to
Mary Howlett
Est. Sworn at



Petition & Will contributed by Mike Howlett

Margin comments added by Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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