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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lionel E. Newman



Will of Lionel Ernest Newman
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 539 probate year 1920

In re Lionel E. Newman       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Lionel Ernest Newman of Happy Valley in the Province of South Australia Gentleman.

  1. I revoke all wills and other testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
  2. I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
  3. I give my silver watch to Patteson Womesley Nickalls of Chislehurst Kent in England Gentleman.
  4. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my eldest brother Robert Lydstone Newman of Number 9 Great Cumberland Place London Wine Merchant and appoint him the sole executor of this my Will.

In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will the eighteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety six. Lionel E. Newman.
Signed by the said Lionel Ernest Newman 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.     Theo H. Nicholls Law Clerk. Adelaide.    Leo G. Hunt Law Clerk Adelaide.    3 Fos Xd E.H. (?)

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 17/20



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 idn'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 BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002

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