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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Martin Howlett


Will of Martin Howlett
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 135 probate year 1913

In re Martin Howlett      deceased.

I Martin Howlett being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament. I leave to my son John Howlett my dwelling House stable and cellar and the meadow known as the Marsh with the other ground around & about my house. I also leave to my son John my ground North of the Main Road I leave my Fishing Room and the garden on the Cribby Hill to be shared equally between my two sons John and Patrick - Martin his X mark Howlett - Witnesses Ed. Howlett     Stephen Lonerpan.     Patrick Howlett     Tors Cove April 16th 1912

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Nov 10/13
Adm. C.t.a.
Nov 11 1913
granted to
Mary J.
P.C. 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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