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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William O'Driscoll


Will of William O'Driscoll
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 467 probate year 1920

In re William O'Driscoll       deceased

This is the last will and testament of William O'Driscoll of mobile in the District of Ferryland in the Island of Newfoundland "Planter"

  1. I give, devise and bequeath all my property estate and effects of every description to my wife Bridget O'Driscoll [nee Bridget Leamey] forever and absolutely.
  2. I appoint the said Bridget O'Driscoll executor of this my Will.

Witness my hand at mobile aforesaid this 26th day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other [all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. William O'Driscoll.   Aiden O'Driscoll.   Mary O'Driscoll.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 7/20
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Bridget O'Driscoll
June 8/20.
Estate sworn
at $7697.81



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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