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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Eliza Kearley


Will of Eliza Kearley
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 46 probate year 1917)

In re Eliza Kearley       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Eliza Kearley [nee Norman] widow of Stephen Kearley late of Bay Roberts fisherman deceased I give devise and bequeath unto my brother Samuel Norman all and every the estate property and effects of every kind of which I may die possessed and I appoint him my sole executor of this my will hereby revoking any former wills by me made Dated at Harbor Grace December 3rd 1900 Eliza her X mark Kearley

Signed by making her mark hereto published and declared by the said Testatrix Eliza Kearley in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses the same having been first read over to the said Testatrix in our presence and been approved by her M O'Kearney, Christiana Howell.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 30/17
Kent J.
Dec 4/17
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 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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