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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Herbert Lash



Will of William Herbert Lash
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 521 probate year 1905

Lash William Herbert.       Last will of

This is the last will and testament of me William Herbert Lash of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland accountant and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint Robert M. Jaffray of Chicago in the United States of America, nomate(?) my executor and I appoint Marianne Lash (my mother) during her life and after her death my sister in law Elizabeth Goff to be guardian of my children Julia Reynolds, George Herbert Goff and Adele Marianne and I appoint Laura M. Jaffray of Chicago in the United States of America married woman to be the guardian of my daughter Madge Wilson

1.    I give devise and bequeath all my property goods chattels and effects of every description soever unto my mother Marianne lash to use and enjoy the same during her natural life and after her death I give devise and bequeath my said property to my sister in law Elizabeth Goff and my said children jointly during the life of my said sister in law and upon the death of my said sister in law I give devise and bequeath all my said property unto my said children absolutely provided that should any of my said children have attained the age of twenty one years no division of the said property shall be made amongst them until the youngest shall have attained the age of twenty one years.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty sixth day of August Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three (1903)   Signed W. H. Lash.
Signed by the said William Herbert lash as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses    Signed   L.J. Anderson.     S.D. Blandford.

Correct copy of a certified copy of the last will of William H. Lash
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Aug 14/05
Horwood C.J.
Admin. Cta.
granted to
Jn. R. Bennett
30 Oct 05
Est $11,228.00
Wm. Markin
Jn. C. Strong



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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