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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Eliza Janes


Will of Eliza Janes
(transcribed from photostats of microfilm of Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 27 probate year 1917)

In re Eliza Janes deceased

I Eliza Janes of Grates Cove Bay-de-Verde Nfld. being of sound mind and memory, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament to-wit:

First I give, durse and bequeath all my property and estate to Absalom Thistle to have and to hold to him and to his heirs and assigns forever

Second: I nominate and appoint Absalom Thistle to be the executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of October AD 1910

Eliza Janes [LS]

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for her last will and testament by the above named testator in our presence, who have at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other signed our names as witness thereto

Josiah Janes
Vi Cooper X

Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will, the following)
Oct 14/17
C.J. Probate
granted to
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: August 10, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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