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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
Garrett Pendergast

 

 

Will of Garrett Pendergast
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 535 & 536 probate year 1906

Pendergast Garrett.       Last will of

This is the last will of me Garrett Pendergast of Quidi Vidi in the District of St. John's East. Fisherman I devise and bequeath all the real and personal property to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death unto my wife Elizabeth Pendergast so long as she shall remain unmarried and my widow, and after death or second marriage whichever shall happen first my said property to revert to my children living at the time of her death or second marriage share and share alike and in the event of either of my daughters marrying or dying in the meantime without lawful issue the share of her so marrying or dying to revert to my son John Pendergast.
And I appoint Robert Walsh Laborer Sole executor of this my will.
Dated at Saint John's this sixth day of may AD one thousand nine hundred and three. Garrett his X mark Pendergast.
Signed by the said testator Garrett Pendergast, as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have signed our names as attesting witnesses, the same having been first read over and explained to the said Garrett Pendergast.     Jas. J. Collins Notary Public.     John Gulliver, White Hills.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Garrett Pendergast
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jan 4 1906
Johnson J.
Probate to
Robert Walsh
Jan. 6 1906
Est. $?

 

 

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 May 23, 2002

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