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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Lakeman



Will of Ann Lakeman
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 503 probate year 1905

Lakeman Ann.       Last will of

This is the last will and testament of me Anne Lakeman of St. John's widow of Wm. Lakeman.
First, I will and bequeath all my interest in a property situate on Wood St. St. John's in two divisions the upstairs portion of the double tenement thereon I bequeath to my daughter Mary Jane widow of the late Bartholomew Brown and the downstairs tenement to John Lakeman son of my daughter Agnes at present with John Bulger Torbay as an apprentice to the Blacksmith trade.
I appoint John P. Grace of St. John's Tax gatherer as the executor of this my last will and testament     Anne her X mark Lakeman
Signed published and declared to and for her last will and testament at St. John's this 20th July 1896 in our presence who in her presence and in presence of each other have hereto subscribed and set our names as witnesses the same having been first read over and explained.   John Burke.   I. Ja(?) Murphy

I do certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Anne Lakeman.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
14 June 1905
Chief J.
Probate to
John Grace
20 July 1905
Est. (too faint to read)



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 23, 2002

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