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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jabez Manuel



Will of Jabez Manuel
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 47 probate year 1913

In re Jabez Manuel      deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me, Jabez Manuel, of Exploits, Burnt Island, in the Electoral District of Twillingate, Merchant.

  • First: I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid by my executrix out of my estate.
  • Second: I give, devise and bequeath all my property, estate and effects of whatsoever nature and kind of which I may die possessed to my wife Mary M. Manuel for her own use and benefit and for the support and maintenance of our children.
  • Third: I appoint my said wife, Mary M. Manuel, sole executrix of this my will.

In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents at St. John's this fifth day of January A.D. 1911. - Jabez Manuel -
Signed published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses. D. Morison    M. Kippie.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 26/13
May 17/13
to Mary
M. Manuel
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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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