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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
John Reid

 

Will of John Reid
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 301 probate year 1873)

In re
     John Reid deceased.

This is to certify that I John Reid do this day give and bequest all my property goods and chattles I own or hold in my possession to my wife Margaret Reid giveing under my hand this third day of January eighteen hundred and seventy three.
John Reid. Witness, John Hickey his X mark. Michael F. Howley.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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