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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Leonard


Will of Mary Leonard
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 69 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Mary Leonard       deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Mary Leonard, of St. John's, Widow of the late John Leonard of St. John's, Ships carpenter. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time made and hereby appoint His Grace Archbishop Howley the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath to the said Archbishop Howley all the property of whatsoever nature and kind of which I die possessed: and in particular the two houses numbered 72.74 and 76 situate in McFarlane St in the city of St. John's to be held by him in trust for the support, maintenance and education of my son James Patrick Leonard. St. John's June 18th 1906. Mary her x mark Leonard
Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament, it having been first read over and explained to the said Testatrix and seemingly fully understood by her in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Teresa Cahill   R.A. Squires.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Mary Leonard
End D.M.B.      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
Sept. 8/06
Geo H. Emerson
probate granted
to Rt. Rev. Wm
Howley on the
12th day of
Sept 1906
sworn at $1200.00 (very faint)



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)

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