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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
Annie Purchase

 

Will of Annie Purchase
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 370 probate year 1919

In re Annie Purchase       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Annie Purchase, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland. Widow. I revoke all former wills by me at anytime made. I appoint my son-in-law P.G. Butler, of St. John's aforesaid, School Teacher, the Executor of this my last will and testament.

  1. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Rita Butler, wife of the said P.G. Butler, my Morris reclining chair, and her father's photograph [enlarged]
  2. I give, devise and bequeath my dwelling house situate on Longs Hill in the town of St. John's aforesaid, and numbered eleven, together with my household furniture and effects to my said Executor to hold the same in trust to sell the same and to apply the proceeds of such sale in the following manner, that is to say,
    [A] to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentry expenses
    [B] to pay the sum of One hundred dollars [$100.00] to my said daughter Rita Butler, and
    [C] to divide the balance of such sale equally between my daughters Muriel M Purchase and Lilly Purchase.
  3. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate whereof I may be possessed or whereunto I may be entitled I give and bequeath the same to be divided equally between my said daughters Muriel M. Purchase and Lilly Purchase.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Annie Purchase. Signed by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. E. S. Pinsent. Winifred Gamberg

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat very 20/19
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Philip G.
Butler-Feb. 25/19.
Estate sworn at
$1300.00

 

 

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 25, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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