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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James J. Sinnott


Will of James J. Sinnott
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 70 and 71 probate year 1918)

In re James J. Sinnott       deceased

This is last will and testament of me, James J. Sinnott, of Placentia in the island of Newfoundland, Tellegrapher. First, I direct that my Executors hereinafter named shall First pay my just debts. Funeral and testamentary expenses. I give devise and bequeath to my two sons, John J. Sinnott, and A. Cecil Sinnott, share and share alike, all my interest in eight [8] Canadian Pacific Railway Landsales shares, amounting to eight hundred and sixty dollars [$860.00] I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife, Mary A. Sinnott, all of the residue of my property of every description whatsoever, and wheresoever situate, I hereby appoint Edward Sinnott of St. John's Nfld. and Dennis J. Barron, Tellegrapher, St. John's Nfld: executors of this my last will and Testament. I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness whereof, I have hereunto my hand subscribed this 14th day of December Anno Domini, one Thousand nine Hundred and Seventeen. James J. Sinnott.

Signed by their said Testator, as and for his last will and Testament, in the presence of of us, who in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Peter Sinnott       William J. Sinnott

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 21/18
Johnson J.
Feb 23/18
granted to
Edw Sinnott
DJ Barron
Estate sworn
at $10,282.80



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.

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REVISED: September 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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