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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Langrishe Mare



Will of Robert Langrishe Mare
from Newfoundland Will Books volume 7 page 357-358 probate year 1904

The last will of Robert Langrishe Mare of St. John's Broker deceased

In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Robert Langrishe Mare of St. John's I nominate and appoint my darling wife Bella Mare executrix to this my will. I desire that she may as soon as possible after my death collect the payment of my policies of insurance on my life also any money that may be due me by pensions in business &c I also desire if she thinks fit, that the furniture to be sold and that the whole amount derived be judiciously invested for the support of my wife and children and their education, when the children are educated I leave it entirely optional with my darling wife which part of my estate if any she will give to either one or the whole of my children, I desire should my darling wife marry again or die the whole amount be divided between my children in equal parts I suggest that my wife be advised by her father and my father if possible In witness whereof I hereunto sign my name and affix my seal this 13th day of October A.D. 1894 at Saint John's aforesaid. R. L. Mare (LS) Signed sealed and acknowledged by the Testator as his last will and Testament in presence of each of us together present. Wm. D. O'Brien    J.W. Walsh.

I certify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the last will of Robert Langrishe Mare.
D.M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
9 May 1904
Emerson J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the
9th day of May
1904 to Bella
M. Mare
Estate sworn



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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