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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Allan Ledingham


Will of James Allan Ledingham
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 69 probate year 1918)

In re James Allan Ledingham       deceased

St. John's Newfoundland October second one thousand nine Hundred and Fourteen. I James Allan Ledingham having volunteered my services and joined the Newfoundland regiment and leaving for England hereby leave in charge of my affairs in connection with my late father's estate and my private affairs to be looked after by my Aunt Agnes Ledingham, John Anderson, and my brother Alexander Roger Ledingham. In the event of my not returning through death my interest in my father's estate to be divided equally between my Aunt Agnes Ledingham and my sisters Bessie V. Agnes A., and Anna M J Ledingham. To my sister Bessie I leave an insurance policy [Mutual life] for $1000. The balance of my Insurance $3000 [sum life] to be divided as follows. To my Aunt Agnes Ledingham $1000. To my sister Bessie Ledingham $1000 to my sister Anna Ledingham $1000. -James Allan Ledingham       witness L. J. White.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 21/18
Johnson J
Feb 21/18
granted to
John Anderson
Agnes Ledingham
Alex R Ledingham
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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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