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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Matthews


Will of John Matthews
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 page 163 probate year 1925

In re

In the name of God, Amen.

I, John W. Matthews, of Grand Bank, in the District of Burin, Dominion of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind, do publish this my last will and testament.

  1. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Matilda M. Matthews, my house, store, land and furniture, situated at Grand Bank, Nfld., I also give, devise and bequeath all monies in Bank of Nova Scotia to my wife, also all other effects: dories, tools, guns, of whatever kind and nature to be sold for the benefit of my wife.

  2. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Jessie Cameron Smith Lewis, my meadow and storehouse situated near main Line Road near country Pond. I also give, devise and bequeath to my daughter all monies deposited in Canadian Bank of Commerce at St. Pierre.

I appoint Samuel Patten to be sole executor for my estate

I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made heretofore.


In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of September in the year of Our Lord Nineteen hundred and twenty-three at Grand Bank, Nfld. In the presence of

John B. Patten

      S. Patten.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 7/25
Horwood C J.
Probate granted
to Samuel
July 8/25.
Estate sworn
at $1,643.17



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