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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Christopher Mercer



Will of Christopher Mercer
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 340 probate year 1923


The last will and testament of Christopher Mercer resident at Bay Roberts, Newfoundland. April 3rd. 1913.

  • I, Christopher Mercer, do hereby give and bequeath to my son, Allan Elijah Mercer, my house in which I live and all the land that I own, to be his property after my decease, without any restrictions whatsoever.
  • I give and bequeath twenty dollars to my daughter Fanny Barrett, provided that there is fifty or more dollars in the bank, in my name, at the date of my death, to be her property after I die.
  • I give and bequeath to my son Allan Elijah Mercer, the money in my name in the Bank, with the exception of the twenty dollars, mentioned above, to be his own after my decease. If fifty or less than fifty dollars remain, in my name, in the bank, to my son Allan Elijah Mercer I give and bequeath the whole amount.
  • I attached the following condition to the last two clauses of this will, that no money, in my name, be drawn from the bank for three years after my decease.

Witness my hand this 3rd day of April, 1913. CHRISTOPHER his X mark MERCER
In the presence of Henry Victor Whitehouse.    Elijah Mercer.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 31/23
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
Allan Elijah
March 31/23.
Estate sworn
at $674.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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