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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Johanna Lannigan


Will of Johanna Lannigan
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 438 probate year 1920

In re Johanna Lannigan       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Johanna Lannigan of St. John's, Newfoundland, Widow. I hereby revoke all former Wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time made. I nominate and appoint the Rev. D.J. O'Callaghan, Roman Catholic Priest of St. John's aforesaid to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament. To the said executor I bequeath everything of every description of which I shall die possessed upon the conditions and trusts hereinafter set forth that is to say.

  • First. I desire that all my just debts and testamentary and funeral expenses be paid.
  • Secondly. I bequeath absolutely to my daughter Anastatia Hurley, Spinster everything of which I shall die possessed that is to say, the land and house thereon situate on Duckworth Street and known as "Admiral House" held in fee simple with the furniture and all other things therein and all other effects of whatsoever kind left by me at my death.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand by making my mark this 5th day of May 1913. Johanna her X mark Lannigan. Signed by Johanna Lannigan with her mark as her last will the same having been read over and explained to the said Johanna Lannigan in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
W. R. Stirling.   J. G. Higgins.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 16/20
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Rev. D.P.
April 19/20.
Estate 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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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