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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Ryan



Will of Mary Ryan
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 555 probate year 1920

In re Mary Ryan       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Ryan of Saint John's in the Island of newfoundland Widow.

  1. I give devise and bequeath all my property estate and effects of every description to my daughters Ellen Ann Ryan and Mary R.Ryan share and share aloke.
  2. I appoint the said Ellen Ann Ryan Executrix of this my Will.

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 22nd day of november Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Seventeen. Mary Ryan.
Signed published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Simon Butler     M.J.Fitzgerald.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 27/20
Horwood C.J.
Probated granted to
Ellen Ann Ryan
Dec 10/20
Estate sworn
at $2450.00



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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