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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Robinson



Will of John Robinson
from the Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 375 & 376 probate year 1904

The last will of John Robinson late of St. John's Draper.       Deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me John Robinson of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Draper. I hereby revoke all former wills and Testamentary dispositions by me made at any time and declare this and none other to be my last will and Testament

  1. I appoint Richard K. Holden of St. John's aforesaid accountant sole executor of this my last will and testament and to be the guardian of my children
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my said executor all my property and effects of every description upon trust for the benefit of my children with full power to my said executor to realize and invest the same at his discretion and with full power to my said executor to expend the same and to realize and expend any investment made by him in and about the maintenance and education of my children as far as he may deem advisable from time to time

In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed this eighth day of March A.D. one thousand nine hundred and four John Robinson Signed by the said John Robinson as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Valentine     S.D. Blandford.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will of John Robinson
D. S. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 5th 1904
Johnson J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the
5th day of July
1904 to Richard
K. Holden
Estate sworn
at $1020.00.



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, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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