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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Power


Will of Edward Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 233 probate year 1930


(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)

Last will and testament

I Edward Power being ill of body but sound of mind do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament. I give and bequeath unto James Rose my house and household effects my garden known as Billy's Hill and the land on which my house stands and is surrounded by. Signed this 7th day of August A.D. 1915


Witness to his mark
    Edward O'Brien

Above has been read over to the said Edward Power and fully understood by him

     Rev Edward O'Brien
James his X mark Rose
SAmuel Perfect

Smooth Cove
     Aug 7th 1915

William T. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland



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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)

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