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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Miller


Will of John Miller from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 317-318 probate year 1928

In re       DECEASED.

In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me John Miller of Placentia in the island of Newfoundland General Dealer. I appoint William Patterson of Block House Placentia Executor of this my last will and testament. I will that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death. I will devise and bequeath to my nephew Raymond Miller that piece of land situate at the South East to the West of James Carrigans land and to my nephew John Walsh I will that piece of land situate at the Swans bought from Richard Walsh. I will to Celicia Connors one Singer Sewing Machine (foot) one Sacred Heart Picture with gilt frame one school certificate and one mill drawing. I will devise and bequeath the sum of Two Hundred Dollars for one high Mass on the day of my burial also one high Mass each on my first, second, and third Anniversary and the balance of the $200.00 in low Masses for myself and all the Miller family. The low Masses to be celebrated in one year after my death for the repose of the souls aforesaid. I will that the Masses be attended to by my Executors who shall also erect a suitable headstone.

The balance of my property consisting of dwelling house, Horses, stock in trade book debts each in the house and in the bank and everything I die possessed of both real and personal I will devise and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Annie for her use during life or until she again marries but she is to pay my wife niece Minnie Miller daughter of my brother William the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars per year in goods out of the shop or store and in the event of her failing to pay my said niece this amount for any reason whatever she Minnie Miller my niece may if she so desires live in my house and partake of whatever support it affords.
At the death or marriage of my wife Annie I will devise and bequeath all the property I may die possessed of to my said Niece Minnie Miller for her use during life but she is not to sell or give away any part of it neither is any member of her family to live in the house and at her death I will devise and bequeath all my property to my nephews Raymond Miller, Frank Miller, Frank Walsh, Robert Spearns and William Cantwell and my niece Violet Grant share and share alike. Should my niece Minnie Miller die before my wife the said property at my wifes death or marriage I will devise and bequeath to my nephews Raymond Miller, Frank Miller, Frank Walsh, Robert Spearns William Cantwell and my niece Violet Grant. The money now in the Bank except the amount for Masses is not to be taken out by any person till the death of my wife and Minnie Miller it is to be kept there in lieu of Fire Insurance.
Signed Sealed and Delivered at Placentia this 22nd day of March A.D. 1928 interlineation "Neither is any member of her family to live in the house" and "Minnie" first made.
Signed by the testator and acknowledge by him to be his last will and testament in our presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
William F. O'Reilly.
Patrick N. Delaney

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Aug. 31/28
W. J. Higgins
Probate granted
William Patterson
on the 4th day of
Sept. A.D. 1928
Value of Estate



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