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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Ann Miller



Will of Mary Ann Miller
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 104 & 105 probate year 1913

In re Mary Ann Miller      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Ann Miller of Topsail in the Electoral District of Harbour Main widow and I hereby revoke all other testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. I give and bequeath to my Executor in trust for my daughter Julia Ann Miller my one half share or interest in the dwelling house at Topsail formerly occupied by my husband and myself and all the furniture house hold effects and other chattels thereon & the kitchen garden and other land adjoining the said house (except the cow pen), in the event of the said premises and effects not having been disposed of at the time of my death I also give and bequeath to my executor in trust for my said daughter all the money and other personal property of which I may be possessed at the time of my death. I direct that my executor shall apply the principal and interest of the said money for the maintenance and use of my said daughter as he in his discretion shall think best. I request that my other daughters shall care for their sister Julia Ann Miller during her lifetime In the event of my said daughter Julia Ann Miller dying before me I give and bequeath all the property of which I may die possessed in equal shares to my other daughters who shall be living at the time of my death. I appoint John Jennings Butler of Topsail sole executor of this my will As witness my hand at Topsail aforesaid this 12th day of August A.D. 1912. - Mary Ann X Miller -
Signed as and for her last will and Testament by the aforesaid Mary Ann Miller (having been first read over and explained to her and the words "or interest" having been first interlined between the fifth and sixth lines of the first page hereof) in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Butler     John Fenelon

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Sept. 1/13
Sept. 6/13
to John
J. Butler.
sworn at



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 July 11, 2002

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