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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Poole


Will of George Poole
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 213 probate year 1918

In re George Poole       deceased

The last will and Testament of George Poole of Channel N.F. I George Poole of Channel Newfoundland in the District of Burgeo and LaPoile do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is say

  1. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Poole all my property consisting of Dwelling House store, land and all other property not herein specified, to be used by her during her life and at her death said property to be given to my son Jacob Poole.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Poole, all monies to my Credit in the Bank of Nova Scotia St. John's.
  3. I hereby appoint Rev. H. J. Read sole executor of this my last will and Testament

- Signed George Poole - Signed by the Testator in the presence of us who in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses this first day of June 1911
Witnesses H. H. MacKay     Bertha Pike

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 11/18
Oct 15/18
to Rev.
J. Read
sworn at



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.

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