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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Agnes Mitchell



Will of Agnes Mitchell
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 384 & 385 probate year 1923


St. John's December 17th 1918.
I Agnes Mitchell being in sound mind and body do hereby will and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Roche (Lizzie) all that I die possessed of with the exception of the legacies here mentioned.

  • I wish Miss M. E. Hacket faithful friend and servant Three hundred dollars yearly to be paid her quarterly commencing as soon as possible after my death.
  • To Miss McCaffrey Two hundred dollars and Two hundred to Miss Lunergan.
  • I leave to Mount Cashel Orphanage I leave Two hundred dollars.
  • To St. Vincent De Paul Society Ladies & Gentlemen One hundred each.
  • To Belvidere Orphans One hundred dollars.
  • To Revd W. O'Flaherty Two hundred dollars.
  • To John Sinnott (in trust for his son Stanlaus) my share in Tobac(?) Factory.
  • To my niece Mrs. J. Sinnott I leave my Piano and Stool.
  • To Mrs. J. V. O'Dea my Queen Anne Silver Tea Service and gold Bracelet with the Amethyst Stone.
  • To Aggie O'Dea I leave Two hundred dollars my only namesake.
  • To my sister Mrs. R. Cowan I leave one Government Debenture value Five hundred dollars.
  • To my friend Mrs. J. O'Flaherty her choice of inlaid chair in Drawing Room and gold Brooch with Corel stone.
  • To my friend Mrs. A. Robertson my gold coin Brooch.
  • To my friend Alice Coughlan my Diamond and Opal Ring.
  • To my niece Agnes Murphy I leave my gold Watch and Chain also my Silver Tea & Coffee Service with Mitchell Crest.
  • I leave to Mary Murphy, Great Niece, Two hundred dollars.
  • To Dr. Rendell as token of gratitude I pr Corinthian Silver Candle Sticks.
  • To Mr. George Peters my Ebony Clock Stand with Elephants Tusks.
  • I leave to my niece Mrs. Lizzie O'Connor Four hundred dollars as she was always thoughtful in writing me.
  • To Mrs. Wm. Dinham who was more than kind to me when sick in London I leave Four hundred dollars with my love.
  • I wish my nephew J. V. O'Dea and Mr. John Sinnott to be Executors I do not wish my Rope Walk Shares to be sold out of the family the Foundary I leave to the Executors but I wish M. E. Hacket to be paid at once when due and Miss Mc & Miss Lunergan as soon as convenient.

Signed AGNES MITCHELL    December 17th 1918.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 4/23
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to J. V. O'Dea &
John J. Sinnott
Estate sworn
at $28.751.71



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 24, 2002

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