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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Peter Smith



Will of John Peter Smith
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 401 probate year 1904

The last will of John Peter Smith late of Greenspond, Medical Doctor deceased.

Last will and Testament of John Peter Smith Medical Doctor of Greenspond Newfoundland formerly of New Glasgow in the County of Pictou Nova Scotia I give devise and bequeath all my Real Estate personal estate property rights and credits to my wife Phoebe Ann Smith to make use of as she sees fit. If she dies without leaving a will whatever property remains at her death to revert to my son Cecil Vernon Smith I appoint my wife Phoebe Ann Smith and my son Cecil Vernon Smith executors of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three. John Peter Smith (LS) signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us who in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other who all together at the same time subscribe hands as witnesses, witnesses     John James Durrant     Marion Durrant.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of John Peter Smith.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 30/04
Emerson J.
Probate granted
on the 14 day of
December A.D. 1904
to Phoebe Ann
Smith one of the
executors res-
erving the right
of Cecil Vernon
Smith the other
Estate sworn



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 transcribed by Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 19, 2002

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