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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edgar Percy


Will of Edgar Percy
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 277 probate year 1919

In re Edgar Percy       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I Edgar Percy of St. Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Engineer being of sound and disposing mind memory and disposition do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
First: I hereby revoke and cancel all wills or documents of a testamentary character made by me.
Second: I direct my Executrix hereinafter named to pay my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses.
Third: I give, devise and bequeath all property both real and personal that I may die possessed of to my wife Lavinia Percy absolutely subject only to the payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as hereinbefore directed.
Lastly: I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Lavinia Percy sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Edgar Percy. Signed published and declared as and for his last will and testament by the said testator in our presence present at the same time who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses this 31st day of January A.D. 1911. Wm R. Howley Chas F. Taylor.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 21/19
Kent J.
adm cta grante
to Chas F. Taylor
Jan. 24/19
Estate sworn
at $1600.00



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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