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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Hoyles


Will of Joseph Hoyles
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 475 & 476 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Joseph Hoyles       deceased

In the name of God, Amen, I, Joseph Hoyles his x mark of Cupids Conception Bay Dist. Of Port-de-Grave Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this life, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament as follows:

  • First I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Susanna Hoyles, the house in which we now reside situated in Cupids aforesaid during her natural life, by me now owned, also all the household furniture and all other items not particularly named also all my land gardens outhouses farming implements horse and all gear connected, cattle, and all the money that I may own at the time of my decease I do give to my said wife during her life
  • Second: That at the death of my said wife all the aforesaid mentioned in this my will, viz house, outhouses, land, gardens, furniture farming implements horse and all the gear connected, cattle, and all the money that may remain unexpended I give unto my adopted daughter Rhoda Hoyles forever.

Joseph Hoyles his X mark
Signed declared and published by the above named Joseph Hoyles his X mark as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, have signed as witnesses to the same this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three having been first read over to Testator     witnesses Josiah Badcock    William Norman.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct of the last will and testament of Joseph Hoyles deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
April 26/05
Emerson J.
admt. c.t.a.
granted on the
28th day of
April A.D. 1905
to Josiah



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 May 16, 2002

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