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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Stephen McDonald


Will of Stephen McDonald
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 472 probate year 1920

In re Stephen McDonald       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Stephen McDonald of St. John's in the Dominion of Newfoundland labourer. I direct that my executrix hereinafter named shall first pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Mary McDonald all my property of every description whatsoever and wheresoever situate. I hereby appoint the said Mary McDonald sold executrix of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. John's aforesaid this seventeenth day of February Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
Stephen his X mark McDonald.
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament by making his mark in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses having been first read over and explained. William Connelly.   James Whealen.    John McCarthy.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 29/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Mary
June 25/20.
Estate sworn
at $1508.00



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 and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit January 22, 2002

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