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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph James Reid



Will of Joseph James Reid
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 580 probate year 1921

In re Joseph James Reid       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Joseph James Reid, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Grocer.

  • FIRST. I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments made by me.
  • SECONDLY: I appoint my wife, Jessie Reid, and Benjamin Keeping of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company, St. John's, Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
  • THIRDLY: I bequeath unto my said wife, Jessie Reid, all my land and house situate at St. John's aforesaid together with all furniture, stock in trade and all other effects whatsoever belonging to me.
  • FOURTHLY: I also bequeath to my said wife all moneys standing to my credit in Bank.
  • FIFTHLY: I also bequeath to my said wife my interest in amounts due to me by one Levi Gardiner and one Martin, of St. John's aforesaid, Cooper.

Witness my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twenty-second day of December Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Joseph James Reid.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence, who in the presence of the said Testator and of each other, all present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. D. Morison.     Chas E. Hunt.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb 9/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Jessie Reid and
Benjamin Keeping
Feb 12/21
Estate Sworn
at $1500.00



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 26, 2002

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