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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Humby



Will of John Humby
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 540 probate year 1920

In re John Humby       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, John Humby, of Summerville in Bonavista Bay, Planter.

  • First. I desire that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my estate.
  • Second. I appoint my wife, Jane Humby, and my adopted son, George Dawe, and the survivor of them, executors and executor of this my Will.
  • Third. I devise and bequeath to my said wife Jane Humby all my property estate and effects of every kind of which I shall die possessed to hold to the said Jane Humby for and during her natural life.
  • Fourth. Upon the death of my said wife I bequeath the said property, estate and effects to my said adopted son George Dawe, to hold to the said George Dawe absolutely.

Witness my hand at St. John's this Nineteenth day of May A.D. 1916 John his X mark Humby
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence, who in the presence of the said testator and of each other, all present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses having first being read over to and approved by the said testator.     D. Morison    M. Keppie.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 16/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to George Dawe
Nov. 17/20
Estate sworn
at $1650.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002

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