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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Miles
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 202 probate year 1922
In re HENRY MILES DECEASED
I, Henry Miles of Open Hall in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland being of sound mind and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore at any time by me made.
I hereby appoint Samuel Aylmer Dawson, Clerk in Holy Orders, to be executor of my will.
I hereby direct my said executor to pay all funeral and testamentary expenses, and that a suitable memorial stone be erected over my grave of about (100) one hundred dollars, or less.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter in law Sarah Miles now of St. John's the amount of four hundred dollars (400).
I give devise and bequeath to my adopted daughter Mary Kate Quinton the amount of two hundred dollars (200).
I hereby give devise and bequeath to my wife Catherine all the rest and residue of my possessions whether real or personal absolutely during her lifetime and after her decease I hereby direct that the estate real and personal be given to my adopted daughter Mary Kate Quinton absolutely.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this 24th day of May 1921. One thousand nine hundred and twenty one. HENRY MILES.
Signed, sealed published & declared by said Henry Miles as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to due execution hereof.
WILLIAM QUINTON. JAMES WARREN.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 20/22
to Samuel Aylmer
|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.
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