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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Eric S. Martin



Will of Eric Shannon Martin Pte #616
died 1 July 1916
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 60 probate year 1918

In re Eric S. Martin       deceased

Fort George Scotland Feb. 2nd /15 last will of Eric S. Martin. To father. I leave all money I had in Newfoundland Savings Bank up to August 31st /14 also Watch Chain. To Mother. I bequeath a third of the allotment of the money I earned in Nfld Contingent at present held by Miss Lettie Martin also a dressing case formerly a present from a lady friend, Mother I never forgott you but Walton is best to have my personal belongings, To Lettie also I leave a third of money now held by her also all the woodwork I made at Manual Training for her future house, to Meta I also leave a third of the money held by Lettie, also all Music Books I process. To Walton [my only Brother] I leave my share in ground formally owned by A.S. Windsor now owned by my Father and myself also all my personal belongings, including shop tools, except those especially bequeath above. Signed Eric S. Martin

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 29/17
Kent J.
adm cta
Jan 4/18
granted to
Alfred A.
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.

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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 4, 2002

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