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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John M. Murray
Will of John M. Murray
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 320 probate year 1923
In re JOHN M. MURRAY. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me, John M. Murray of Adams Cove, Bay de Verde, Merchant.
I hereby revoke any former will by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will.
I appoint my wife, Lucy Jane Murray, and my daughter Jennie Mildred Murray, executrix of this my will.
I will and bequeath all the property, goods and effects of which I may die possessed to my said wife and daughter in equal parts during the lifetime of each of them and in the event of the death of my said wife her share shall go to my said daughter and in the event of the death of my said daughter without issue the share of my said daughter shall go to my said wife. Should my said daughter have issue she shall have power to dispose of her share as she may think best.
In witness whereof I have subscribed my hand hereto at St. John's this Twenty ninth day of October A. D. 1922.
JOHN M. MURRAY.
Signed published and declared as his last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned witnesses who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. John C. Crosbie Chas E. Hunt.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 8/23
to Lucy Jane
Jennie M. Murray
|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.
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