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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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James Glavene Joy
Will of James Glavene Joy
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 286 probate year 1922
In re JAMES G. JOY. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, James Glavene Joy, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Master Mariner.
I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will.
I appoint my son, Aynsley Joy, to be the Executor and Trustee of this my will.
I desire that my said Executor shall first pay all my just debts and testamentary and funeral expenses out of my estate.
I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, right, title and interest in and to the house and land on the West side of Victoria Street, in the city of St. John's, at present occupied by me and known as number Five, and all my furniture, moneys, personal effects and other property of every kind and description whatsoever and wherever situate unto my said Trustee to hold the same unto and to the use of my wife, Charlotte Joy, absolutely.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 22nd day of October Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Twenty One. JAMES G. JOY.
Signed by the above named James Glavene Joy as his last will in the joint presence of himself and us who at his request and in such joint presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Harry A. Winter. Harry P. Carter.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 14/22
|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. |
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