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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Smyth


Will of Robert Smyth
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 74 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Robert Smyth,       deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me, Robert Smyth, of St. John's Customs official, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time made. After the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give devise and bequeath as follows: -

  1. To my wife Ellen one half the property both real and personal of which I may die possessed, To hold the same during the term of her natural life and on her death I give devise and bequeath the said described property to my daughter Clara.
  2. To my said daughter Clara the remaining half of the property both real and personal of which I may die possessed for her sole and separate use. Should the dwelling house in which I now reside be sold, I give and bequeath one third of the net proceeds arising from such sale to my daughter Mary Joseph. It is my wish and desire that my said daughter Mary Joseph shall be provided with a home in the dwelling house in which I now reside, until her death or the sale of said dwelling house whichever event shall first happen. I appoint my said daughter Clara Executrix of this my will.

St. John's March 10th 1906 Robert Smyth.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Michael Malone.    M.P. Dobbin

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Robert Smyth deceased
End DMB      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. H. Horwood
granted to
Clara Smyth
on the 27th day
of September
A.D. 1906
Value of estate



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)

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