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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lavinia Percy


Will of Lavinia Percy
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 278 probate year 1919

In re Lavinia Percy       deceased

I Lavinia Percy of Bell Island Newfoundland, being of sound mind, make this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath unto Minnie Taylor wife of Charles F. Taylor my house and property in St. Johns. I also give and bequeath unto the said Minnie Taylor all the money at present deposited in the Royal Bank of Canada in my name. I also give and bequeath unto the said Minnie Taylor all the money that is among my personal effects in the said Minnie Taylor's possession. I hereby appoint Charles F. Taylor executor of this my will. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. Lavinia her X mark Percy. Signed by the Testatrix Lavinia Percy in our presence: J.T. Lawton, Constable John Morrisey

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.
Probate granted
to Chas F. Taylor
Jan. 24/19
Estate sworn
at $1863.60



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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