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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elsie Esther Payn



Will of Elsie Esther Payn
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 165 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of me Elsie Esther Payn of 16 Chapel Street St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland made this nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty one. I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my brother Ernest Abraham Payn of St. John's Newfoundland to be my Executor, and direct that all my debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, my funeral expenses to be as moderate as possible. I give and bequeath unto my three nieces Mabel Elsie Carnell, Janet Alice Mary Payn & Annie Lavinia Crawford all my personal belongings to be divided equally and peaceably between them by Janet Alice Mary Payn. To my niece Edith Elsie Payn my mothers wedding ring. To my niece Annie Lavinia Crawford one hundred pounds sterling. To my grandniece and godchild Esther Payn Carnell one hundred pounds sterling. To my niece Janet Alice Mary Payn the remainder of my money invested in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the hands of my brother Thomas Payn and any other monies I may be possessed of at my death. I leave my Silver Tea Service in charge of my niece Janet Alice Mary Payn to be given to my nephew Thomas Victor Payn when he marries, should he not marry it shall remain the property of Janet Alice Mary Payn. ELSIE ESTHER PAYN.
Signed by the said Testator Elsie Esther Payn in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Eugeine Clouston.    Maria V. Paul.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Ernest A.
Payn. Feby 27/22
Estate sworn
at $4045.81



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 28, 2002

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