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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Daniel Martin


Will of Daniel Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 114-115 probate year 1925

In re

Known all men by these presents that I Daniel Martin of Millville Codroy Nfld. being in ill health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

First. I hereby constitute and appoint John McIsaac of Little River and E.J. Gillis of Codroy to be sole executrix of this my last will, directing my said Executrix to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, and the legacies hereinafter given out of my estate.

Second. After the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I give to each of my children John Charles Martin, Margaret Mary Martin, & mary Adline Martin, whatever money I have in Bank to be equally divided among the three children when they are twenty two years old after one hundred dollars is take out for Rachel Young, after she is twenty two, if she can be found if not it will be devided among my three children. I give to my wife one hundred dollars and half of my Sheep one sewing machine and Spinning Wheel.
To John Charles to have the feather bed called the spare bed Margaret Mary to have my bed and clothing Mary Adline to have the other bed and clothing, Margaret Mary to have her mothers trunk John Charles to have the other large trunk, my house barn land and property one horse wagon riding sleigh and cart to be sold and put to the credit of John Charles at the bank of Nova Scotia Channel, my gun is for John Charles also when my children when they get to be the age of twenty two they can go to the Parish Priest and they will get a present in gold.
Also I will leave to my brother Charles Martin my herring net trawls and all the small fishing gear he can find in Northwest Cove, for my share of Codtrap I want One Hundred Dollars for my Gasoline Engine I want Seventy Five Dollars for the Store under the bank at Northwest Cove I want twenty two dollars for it which is to be devided among my children.
I leave to John M. Gale my cultivator boat and my part of the barn on the Point.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and Seal, and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, in the presence of the witnesses named below, this 19th day of Sep in the year 1924.


Signed, Sealed, Published, and declared by the said Daniel Martin as and for his last will and Testament, in presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

George M. Collier

Reuben Fiander

E. J. Gillis

Com. Afts.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to John B.
and Edward
J. Gillis.
May 6/25
Estate sworn
at $3016.00



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