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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Charles Edward Meehan
Will of Charles Edward Meehan
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 478 probate year 1920
In re Charles E. Meehan deceased
The last Will and Testament of Charles Edward Meehan of Saint
John's in the Island of Newfoundland Bank Clerk. In the name of God.
Amen. I Charles Edward Meehan of Saint John's in the Island
of Newfoundland Bank Clerk being of sound health of body and mind
do hereby make ordain publish and declare this as and for my last
Will and Testament.
- First. I hereby revoke all former and other Wills I may have
- Second. I will that all my funeral and testamentary expenses
- Third. I will that all and every my just and lawful debts be
- Fourth. I give and bequeath to my Executrix hereinafter named
in trust for my beloved son John Francis Meehan my gold
watch and chain.
- Fifth. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Ellen Meehan all
my other goods chattels monies and effects of every description
whatsoever of which I am now or may at the time of my death be
- Sixth. I give and bequeath to my said wife all monies which may
be paid to my Executrix hereinafter named or may be had obtained
or recovered under and by virtue of all policies of Life Insurance
which I now or at the time of my death may have upon my life.
- Lastly. I hereby appoint my said wife Mary Ellen Meehan to
be the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
Charles Edward Meehan.
Signed published and declared by the testator Charles Edward Meehan as
and for his last Will and Testament on the twenty fourth day of April
Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine in the presence
of us the undersigned who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other. Wm
F. Meehan. Alfred M Peters.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 2/20
to Mary Ellen
Meehan. July 5/20
|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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