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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William B. Smith


Will of William B. Smith
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 pages 449 & 450, probate year 1920

In re William B. Smith       deceased

I, William B. Smith, of St. John's in the Colony of Newfoundland, Master Carpenter, do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.

  • First. I hereby revoke and declare null and void all other and former wills by me made.
  • Second. I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death.
  • Third. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Ray Archibald Smith my house and land on Pleasant Street in the City of St. John's aforesaid, having a frontage on the said street of about ninety-four [94] ft. in all.
  • Fourth. I give and bequeath all my household furniture, goods, chattels and effects unto my said son Roy Archibald Smith save as hereinafter provided.
  • Fifth. I give and bequeath unto my wife, Jessie Smith, all my furniture in her bedroom in my said house on Pleasant Street, together with one [1] plush covered chair, one [1] Rocker, the sewing machine now in my said house, and the sum of two hundred [$200.00] for her sole use and benefit.
  • Sixth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rita Smith, the sum of one hundred dollars [$100.00] if she reaches the age of twenty-one [21] years.
  • Seventh. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Russell Smith the sum of one hundred dollars [$100.00] if he reaches the age of twenty-one [21] years.
  • Eighth. I give and bequeath unto my son Allan Jackson Smith the sum of one hundred dollars [$100.00]
  • Ninth. I give and bequeath unto my son Rowland Smith the sum of one hundred dollars [$100.00]
  • Tenth. All the rest, residue and remainder I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Roy Archibald Smith.
  • Eleventh. I hereby nominate and appoint my son Roy Archibald Smith to be the Executor of this my well.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand, at St. John's, this 15th day of November A. D. 1919. Richard Morris.   F. Gordon Bradley.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 12/20
Kent J.
Probate granted to
Roy Archibald Smith
May 12/20.
Estate sworn
at $5805.02



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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