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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Reuben Martin


Will of Reuben Martin
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 321 probate year 1919

In re Reuben Martin       deceased

This is my last will and testimony of me Reuben Martin junr of Grates Cove District of Bay de Verde I give bequste(?) and advise as follows I give the house to my wife Mary Ellen Martin and all its contents there in and also my half of the stage and my part of the flakes and also my own part of the gardens what I possess what my father give me Barbers Hill Gardens and around the gulch garden the mesh garden and also my part of the fish house and half of the cellar and also my part of the stable and this property not to go out of the name of Martins Reuben Martin junr X his mark. Witnesses Henry Thomas Norris     Thomas Meadows(?) X his mark I appoint said witness at Grates Cove this 26th day of Dec A.D. 1918

I said Reuben Martin do ad to my Will on the 7th day of Jan 1919 A.D. that my wife Mary Ellen Martin is to have the mare and all connected with her slide cart and harness and so on and is to do what suits her to sell her to whom she likes to sell her to. Testator Reuben Martin X his mark witnesses Thomas Meadus X Henry Thomas Norris.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 20/19
Kent J.
adm granted to
Mary Ellen Martin
May 20th 1919
Estate 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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 19, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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