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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(M)
Esther Marshall

 

 

Will of Esther Marshall
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 376 & 377 probate year 1904

The last will of Esther Marshall late of Belleoram, Widow, deceased

In the name of God. Amen. I Esther Marshall being in my right mind and having all my faculties intact for which I thank God, do hereby make my last will and testament

  1. It is my wish that the house and grounds attached are to be sold. The proceeds to be disbursed as follows
  2. Twenty dollars to procure a headstone to the memory of my late mother Joan Cluett.
  3. Twenty dollars to my nephew John Marshall Verge In case of his death taking place before mine the $20.00 is to be given to the family.
  4. To my niece Susan Grace Verge the bed & bedding which she now uses is to become her property also one trunk & its contents is also to become the property of my niece Susan Grace Verge
  5. It is to be understood that a headstone & iron railings be provided for my grave out of the proceeds of the sale of the house & property.
  6. It is also my wish that whatever property I may have house, lands, household furniture & money is to be disbursed & sold for the welfare of the Church provided the Churchwardens take care of the graves of the late Rev. John Marshall & mine
  7. It is my wish that Mr. Arthur Cunningham & Mr. Levi Angus McCuish be executors to this my last will & Testament.

Witness my hand and seal this Tenth day of October one thousand nine hundred and one Esther Marshall (LS) Signed and sealed in the presence of us at Belleoram Fortune Bay this 10th day of October 1901 W A. Haynes (LS)    A.G. Cunningham (LS)

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Esther Marshall.
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
4 July 1904
C. J.
Probate granted
on the 10th July 1904
to the Executor
Est $488.

 

 

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, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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