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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Elizabeth Rumsey



Will of Mary Elizabeth Rumsey
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 110 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Elizabeth Rumsey, of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Married Woman.

  • FIRST. I give, devise and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named all my property of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate to hold in trust for my husband George Rumsey during his lifetime and after his death for the use and benefit of my daughter Eliza Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, forever.
  • SECOND. I appoint my said husband George Rumsey and my said daughter Eliza Smith the Executors of this my said last Will and testament.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this Twenty first day of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Twenty one. MARY ELIZABETH her X mark RUMSEY.
Signed by the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament, in our presence who in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. The same having been first read over and explained to the Testatrix who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who signed the same by making her mark thereto in our presence. E. S. Pinsent.     Norman Heater.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 25/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to George Rumsey
and Eliza Smith
Oct 25/21
Estate sworn
at $1200.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002

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