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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Minty


Will of Joseph Minty
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 232 & 233 probate year 1918

In re Joseph Minty       deceased

I, Joseph Minty, of Durrels Arm, Twillingate, South Side [Island] in the Northern District of the island of Newfoundland make this my last will and testament while in the possession of sound mind and memory this eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1909. I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal in the following manner.
[1]. I give and devise onto my son Herbert Minty to my property consisting of dwelling house and furniture, outhouses, waterside premises fishing property, stage stores etc. etc..
[2]. I give and bequeath unto my son Herbert Minty all money than I may die possessed of.
[3]. All the rest residue and remainder I give devise and bequeath unto my son Herbert Minty for his sole use and benefit forever.
[4]. My son Herbert Minty is to allow my wife to live peaceably in my house and so far as is in his power to contribute towards her support, that is so long as she remains my widow and remains on my property. But should she marry again or leave the [my] home she forfeits all claim upon my son Herbert or my property. I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White, Notary Public, to be the executor of this my last will and testament and hereby revoke all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of October 1909 A.D. Joseph his X mark Minty - signed in the presence of George Gray. Marianne White. Charles White.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 7/18
Kent J.
Nov. 15/18
to Chas
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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