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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Absalom Murray



Will of Absalom Murray
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 146 probate year 1922


In the name of God Amen. I Absalom Murray, of Saint John's, Labourer, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills.

  1. I hereby nominate and appoint Alfrida Chislett of Saint John's, wife of James Chislett, Executrix of this my will, directing her as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.
  2. I give devise and bequeath all my property of every description of which I may die possessed to the said Alfrida Chislett for her sole use and benefit.

In witness whereof I have set my hand hereto the 26th day of October 1921. ABSALOM his X mark MURRAY
Signed published and declared by the said Absalom Murray as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of each other have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses the said will first having been read over and explained to the said Absalom Murray.    R.T. McGrath.    T. Scanlon McGrath.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 9/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Alfrida Chislett
Jan 9/22.
Estate sworn
at $880.00



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 15, 2002

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