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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick C. O'Driscoll


Will of Patrick C. O'Driscoll
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 179 &180 probate year 1918

In re Patrick C. O'Driscoll       deceased

This is the last will of me Patrick C. O'Driscoll of St. John's Newfoundland Commission Merchant and I revoke all former wills by me made. I appoint my wife Margaret executrix of this my will and I desire her to pay out of my estate five hundred dollars for masses for the repose of my soul which masses shall be offered up as quickly as possible after my death. The residue of my estate I give and bequeath to my said wife Margaret. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 8th day of July 1918. P.C. O'Driscoll Signed by the testator Patrick C. O'Driscoll as and for his last will and testaments who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses James J. McGrath (?) Scanlon McGrath.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept. 12/18
Johnson J.
Sept. 13/18
to Margaret
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: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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