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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Anne Reddy


Will of Mary Anne Reddy
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 444 probate year 1920

In re Mary Anne Reddy       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Ann Reddy, wife of Michael Reddy of St. John's in the Dominion of Newfoundland made this 18th day of March A. D. 1920. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint my husband to be the sole executor of this my will. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon after my decease as may be convenient. I direct that all my just debts funeral and other expenses be paid out of my money in Bank and Debenture Stock and the balance is to go to my mother and father jointly. I give devise and bequeath to my mother and father for their joint lives and for the life of the survivor of them the old homestead on Nagles Hill and half of my land, and after the death of the survivor to my step son Lee Reddy absolutely. I give devise and bequeath to my husband the new house on Nagles Hill owned by me together with the barn and half my land absolutely. In consideration of this my husband is to support my father and mother. The sum of one hundred dollars is to be given to Rev. Father O'Callahan to celebrate Masses for the repose of my soul. All the rest residue remainder of my estate I leave to my mother and father jointly.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the day and year first above written. Mary A. Reddy. Signed published and declared by the above named Mary Anne Reddy as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at her request and in her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Francis Regis Burke.   John G. Higgins.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 20/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Michael Reddy
May 1st 1920.
Estate 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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