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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Skinner



Will of Edward Skinner
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 88 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward Skinner, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Lumber Surveyor. I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made, and I appoint my daughter, Daisy Noonan Dwyer, the executrix of this my Will. I give and bequeath to my said daughter, for her own use absolutely, all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Nineteen. EDWARD his X mark SKINNER
Signed, Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request and in his presence hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof, the same having been first read over and explained to the Testator, who appeared perfectly to understand the same, and who signed the same by making his mark thereto in our presence: W.J. Higgins    F.B. Williams.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 3/21
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Daisy Noonan
Dwyer. Sept 9/21
Estate sworn
at $3500.00



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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