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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Howlett


Will of Patrick Howlett
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 page 543 probate year 1927

In re

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

The Petition of Sarah Howlett of St. John's, Widow,


  1. Patrick Howlett, late of St. John's husband of your Petitioner died there on the 23rd day of February 1927 having previously made and executed his Last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed marked "A".

  2. The said deceased in and by his said Will appointed your Petitioner sole Executrix thereof;

  3. The said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property of the probably value of $2,443.00 as per inventory hereto annexed marked "B". The said inventory to the best of the Petitioner's knowledge, information and belief contains a just and true statement of the estate of the said deceased at the time of his death so far as the Petitioner can at present ascertain;

  4. No Probate of Will or Letter of Administration of the Estate of the said deceased have been previously applied for;

  5. Your Petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate of the Will of the said Patrick Howlett deceased may be granted to her.

And as in duty bound will ever pray.

Dated at St. John's this 2nd day of March 1927

Signed Sarah Howlett

Annex "A"

This is the last Will and Testament of me Patrick Howlett of St. John's, Civil Servant hereby revoking all other and former Wills and Testaments by me at any time made. After the payment of all my just debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses, I give diverse and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah all the property of every description of which I may die possessed and I appoint my said wife Sarah sole Executrix of this my will.

Dated at St. John's this 27th day of January 1927
Signed Patrick Howlett

Signed, Published and declared by said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

M. P. Gibbs
James A. Gibbs

Clerk signed D. Kent

There was no Annex "B" included.

Source Volume 13 Folio 543

NOTE: Actually, Patrick Howlett lived most of his life in Petty Harbour but came to St. John's to die at 271 South Side. His funeral was from his late residence on Saturday February 26, 1927 at 10 AM and he was buried at Petty Harbour Cemetery at 2 PM on same day. He died at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 23, 1927.
Patrick Howlett was my grandfather. - Mike Howlett

Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Sarah Howlett
March 4/27
Estate Sworn
at $2,443.00



Page Contributed & transcribed by Mike Howlett (grandson) - 2003

Margin comments contributed by Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday, 20-Feb-2013 04:49:41 AST)

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