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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Nash


Will of Margaret Nash
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 424 probate year 1920

In re Margaret Nash       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret Nash of St. John's. Widow of the late Thomas Nash, Wheelwright. I hereby give devise and bequeath my premises, shop & premises situate on Adelaide Street together with all tools, implements and appurtenances necessary for the wheelwright business and also the furniture therein to my son John Nash in trust to conduct same for my children until the youngest shall have attained the age of twenty-one years when the said property shall become the property of my said son John absolutely. I hereby leave give and devise my money and all other property of which I may die possessed to my son John in trust to divide same amongst my children Mary, Maurice and Bridget when the youngest of said children shall have attained the age of twenty-one years. I hereby appoint my son John Nash to be the executor of this my said last Will & Testament. Dated the 2nd day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. Margaret Nash. Signed by the said Margaret Nash as her last Will & Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto our names affixed as witnesses. Edward F. Carter.    E Leo Carter. Solicitor.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb. 24/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to John Nash
Feb. 25/20.
Estate sworn
at $3450.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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