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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Charles LeScelleur



Will of Joseph Charles LeScelleur
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 476 & 477 probate year 1905

In re the estate of Joseph Charles LeScelleur       deceased

Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Charles LeScelleur of St. Heliers(?) Jersey(?) Merchant, and now residing at LaPoile Newfoundland, being in good health, and of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.

  • First, I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Esther Susanna LeScelleur, to be my sole executrix of this my last will directing my said executrix to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses
  • Second, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I devise to my said executrix, all I possess at the time of my death both in Jersey and Newfoundland, and at her death the whole of what she may be possessed of to be divided in equal proportions amongst my children or their surviving children should any of them die first.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this twenty-first day of May in the year eighteen hundred and ninety Joseph Charles LeScelleur (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Charles LeScelleur as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
R. T. Squarey. J.P.   H. J. Read.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Joseph Charles LeScelleur deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
April 28/05
Emerson J.
Probate granted
to Esther
on the 2nd
day of May
A.D. 1905



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 16, 2002

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