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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Bridget Judge


Part 1 - Contributed by Judy Benson

Will of Bridget Judge
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 561-562 probate year 1917

In re
      Bridget Judge          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me. Mrs. Bridget Judge presently residing Tilt Cove Mine, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland. I hereby revoking all former wills at any time made by me, and being desirous of settling my affairs in the event of my decease, and having full confidence in the persons after named as Trustees and Executors, Do hereby give, grant, assign, dispose, convey, and make over to and in favor of Roman Catholic Bishops of the Roman Catholic Harbor Grace Diocese in Newfoundland and the survivor of them, as Trustees and in Trust for the purposes after mentioned the whole Estate and effects, heritable and movable, real and personal, presently belonging to me and that shall belong to me at the time of my decease, together with the whole units and vouchers thereof: and I nominate and appoint the said Roman Catholic Bishop and the survivor of them, to be my sole executors and trustees of this my will, but declaring that these presents are granted in Trust always for the purpose after mentioned, viz.”
(First) I direct my executors and Trustees to first pay my just debts, personal and testamentary expenses.
(Second) I give, devise and bequeath unto the Parish Priest Fifty dollars for masses my husband the sum of one hundred dollars a year until his death, and after his death the remainder of my estate I give unto the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harbor Grace in Newfoundland. And I reserve my liferent, and full power to alter, innovate or revoke these presents in whole or in part and I dispense with the delivery hereof. And I consent to the registration hereof for preservation. In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents written (in so far as not printed) by Walter Colbourne, Tilt Cove Mine. Miner, at Tilt Cove Mine, this twenty eight day of August Nineteen hundred and twelve. - Bridget Judge. Signed, published and declared by the above named Bridget Judge as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (witnesses) W.B. Bartlett Tilt Cove Mine     Walter Colbourne Tilt Cove Mine

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
June 28/17
Kent J.
June 29/17
grant to
Dr. R. John
sworn at

Part 2 - Contributed by Ward Greene, Australia

      To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof:
      The Petition of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Harbor Grace, in the person of the Right Reverend John March, D. D., humbly sets forth as follows:

      (1) Bridget Judge, late of Tilt Cove, in the electoral district of Twillingate, died at that place on May 24th, 1917.

      (2) The said Bridget Judge before her death made and executed a last will and testament, which is hereto annexed marked “A”.

      (3) In and by her said last will and testament the said deceased appointed your petitioner executor and trustee thereof.

      (4) The said deceased died possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court of a probable value of $1867.14.

      (5) Hereto annexed marked “B” is a full and correct inventory of the estate and effects of which the said deceased died possessed.

      (6) No Letters of Probate to any last will or Letters of Administration to the estate of the said deceased have been applied for by or granted to any person.

      Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate to the said last will and testament may be granted to him, and, as in duty bound, your petitioner will ever pray.

      Dated at Harbor Grace this 18th day of June, A.D. 1917
John March
Bishop of Harbor Grace

WITNESS: John Casey
Commissioner, S.C.



In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

In the Estate of Bridget Judge, late of Tilt Cove, Married woman, Deceased.

I, JOHN MARCH of Harbor Grace, in the Electoral District of Harbor Grace, make oath and say that BRIDGET JUDGE late of Tilt Cove, in the Electoral District of Twillingate, Married Woman, deceased died with a Will, that I am the Executor and Trustee therein named; that I will well and faithfully administer the estate and effects of the testatrix by paying her just debts and the legacies contained in her Will ----- so far as the same shall thereto extend and the law bind me, and by distributing the residue (if any) of the said estate and effects according to law; that I will exhibit under oath a true, full and perfect inventory of all and singular the estate and effects of the testatrix, and render a just and true account thereof whenever required by law so to do; that the testatrix died at Tilt Cove aforesaid on the fourteenth day of May, one thousand Nine hundred and seventeen; and that the gross value of the estate and effects of the said testatrix is Eighteen hundred and sixty seven 14/100 ($1867.14) dollars, and no more, according to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.


 Sworn at Harbor Grace this
18th day of June
A.D. 1917, before me,
John Casey
Commissioner, S.C.
John March
Bishop of Harbor Grace


Paper writing marked A referred to as the annexed Affidavit of
sworn before me this 7th day of June A.D. 1917    William N. Quincy (sic) Commissioner S.C. (Then follows a copy of the will as previously submitted by Judy Benson in Part 1)

For fellow researchers of the Judge name, Ward may be reached through email at



Part 1 - Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Part 2 - Contributed by Ward Greene, Australia

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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