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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William J. Moore


Will of William J. Moore
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 79 and 80 probate year 1918)

In re William J. Moore       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me William J. Moore of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland. Clerk. I appoint William Cook Esquire of St. John's aforesaid to be the executor of this my will. I bequeath my dwelling house situate on Circular Road in St. John's aforesaid to my wife Laura Moore in trust for herself and my children Gertie, Gordon and Edward and I direct that in the event of the said dwelling house being sold the purchase money thereof shall be divided equally between my said wife and each of my said children and I further direct that the said dwelling house shall not be mortgaged or otherwise incumbered except for the benefit of my said wife and children. I bequeath my policy in the sum Life Assurance Company of Canada to my executor in trust to pay therefrom all my just debts and liabilities and I direct that the balance remaining after the payment of my said debts shall be deposited in the Newfoundland Savings Bank to the credit of my estate and that my executor shall pay over the same to my said wife in three equal annual installments. I bequeath all my shares and interest in the Nelson Loan and Investment Company Limited to my said wife. I bequeath all my household furniture, housekeeping items and all other personal goods and chattels of which I shall die possessed to my said wife.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of December A.D. 1910 in the presence of the undersigned witnesses -W. J. Moore- Signed by William J. Moore as his last will in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses Chas E Hunt       Arthur Ebsary

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Mar 20/18
adm cta
March 30/18
granted to
Laura Moore
Jasper Cook
Geo R Coke
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: September 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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