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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
Geddis Redman

 

Will of Geddis Redman
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 352 probate year 1919

In re Geddis Redman       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Geddis Redman of Harry's Harbor in the Island of Newfoundland, Clerk. I hereby revoke all testamentary writings heretobefore executed by me and declare this to be my last will and testament made and executed at Harry's Harbor on the 25th day of September A.D. 1918. I appoint my brothers Edward Redman and Leonard Redman executors of this my will. I bequeath the whole of my estate real and personal and of whatsoever nature and kind to my said executors for subject to the following bequests trusts and purposes, that is to say. I desire that my sister Tephi Redman shall receive of my estate seven hundred and fifty dollars, I also desire that my sister Malvina Cherry shall receive five hundred dollars. I also desire that my sister Araminta Lee two hundred and fifty dollars, I also desire that my brother Walker Redman shall receive two hundred and fifty dollars. I also desire that my sister-in-law Elfrieda Blanche Redman shall receive two hundred and fifty dollars. I also desire that my parents Edward and Elizabeth Redman shall receive the balance of cash due me. I also desire that my two lots of real estate situated at Calgary, Canada, known as lots 39 and 40 Hubalta Heights, shall immediately become the property of my brother Walker Redman. I also desire that all my personal belongings shall become the immediate property of Walker Redman with the exception of my camera and accessories which I desire to give to Elfrieda Blanche Redman. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Harry's Harbor aforesaid on the day and year aforesaid. Geddis Redman. Signed published and declared by Geddis Redman as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses. John E. Simmons. Lot King.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat August 7/19
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Leonard
Redman
August 9/19
Estate sworn
at $2556.00

 

 

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 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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