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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Lewis
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 153 probate year 1922
In re MARY LEWIS. DECEASED.
In the name of God Amen. I Mary Lewis of Holyrood Electoral District of Harbor Main Newfoundland Widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore at any time by me made.
- I hereby appoint my beloved daughter Mrs. Mary Bridget Moore to be Executrix of my will.
- I hereby direct my said Executrix to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as possible after my decease.
- I hereby give devise and bequeath all my right title and interest in the property willed me by my late husband Philip Lewis to my beloved daughter Mary Bridget Moore her assigns absolutely forever Also all my real and personal estate of every kind and description and wherever situated to her and and assigns absolutely forever.
- I also will and direct that the property willed by my late husband Philip Lewis be shared into two equal parts by the Executor named in my late husband's will Mr. R. Dwyer in accordance with the terms of the said will, one half as at present occupied by my daughter Mrs. Thomas Moore, the other half to my son Capt. John Lewis as at present occupied. I also will and direct that my son Capt. John Lewis is to have the right of way through my property, now Mrs. Mary Bridget Moore's, for water alone. It is also my will that my daughter Mary Bridget Moore and my son Capt. John Lewis are each to have separate gap Sticks or Gates on the Back Road as well as on the front Road and also to have separate rights of way through her and his own property.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day on December A.D. 1911. MARY her X mark LEWIS
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Lewis as and for her last will and testament 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 to the due execution thereof. Richard Dwyer James Rourke.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 14/22
to Mary Bridget
Moore. Jan 16/22
|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.
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