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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John B Lockyer


Will John B. Lockyer (from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 39 probate year 1917)

In re John B. Lockyer deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Blandford Lockyer of Trinity, Newfoundland Shopkeeper. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Ethel Lockyer, my interest in the account of my Life Insurance, in the Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada - my furniture together with all my personal and real estate of whatsoever Kind or description that I am possessed of.

I appoint my brother James D. Lockyer to be the executor of this my will as witness my hand this thirteenth day of June A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seventeen John B. Lockyer

signed by the said John Blandford Lockyer in our presence who in his presence, and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses Ada L. Earle    Julia Lockyer

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 8/17
Kent J.
Nov 9/17
granted to
James D.
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: August 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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