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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Penney



Will of John Penney
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 43 probate year 1921

In re

The last Will and Testament of John Penney of Edward, Keels, Bonavista Bay, Nfld. I John Penney of Edward, of Keels Bonavista Bay, Nfld, being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.

  • 1st I give, bequeath, and devise, to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Ann Penney, my dwelling house and all it contains, also my share of fishing room, and fish store, Flakeroom, also my share of Potato gardens, Cabbage lands, and Meadow lands, also stable, and outhouses, and share of Cellar, and my share of Store known as Penney's big Store, and all other items, not particularly named in this my will, to be hers during her natural life. And that at the death of my said wife, all the property hereby devised, or bequeathed to her aforesaid, I give to my youngest daughter, Kate Glady's Penney.
  • 2nd I give and bequeath unto my wife the sum of fifty dollars, and its accruing interests since year 1901 now in the Bank of Montreal Saint John's, in my name.
  • 3rd I give and bequeath unto my said wife half of the sum of one hundred and ninty dollars and its accruing interests, now in the Bank of Montreal saint John's Nfld in the name of my brother William penney of Ed since the year 1910.
  • 4th These bequests 2nd and 3rd I leave entirely to my said wife, who after paying my just debts and funeral expenses, she can use as she desires.
  • 5th I appoint and make the said Elizabeth Ann Penney, Executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of December A.D. 1914. John his X mark Penney
Signed and declared by the above named John Penney of Edward as his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses of same John Murphy Jr.     William Penny.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 28/21
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to Elizabeth
A. Penney.
May 30/21
Estate sworn
at $250.00



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 26, 2002

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