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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mahala Snow



Will of Mahala Snow
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 102 probate year 1921


This is the last will and Testament of me Mahala Snow, wife of Abraham Snow of St. John's. I direct that after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, a sufficient sum shall be set apart for the erection of a suitable tombstone. I bequeath to Robert Moore of Carbonear, son of my late husband Robert Moore, my feather bed, plush easy chair, also the Moore family Bible and the framed picture of his sister, the late Mrs. Flora Osmond. I bequeath to Mrs. Hannah Soper, wife of Mr. Albert Soper of St. John's, my mahogany work table, also whatever balance, not exceeding two hundred dollars, may remain to my credit in the books of Soper and Moore of St. John's. to my niece, Laura Barrett, wife of John Barrett of 55 Pennywell Road, St. John's, I bequeath the three trunks and tin box belonging to me with all their contents, consisting of clothing, etc. To her son, Robert Moore Barrett, I leave the framed picture of my late husband, Robert Moore, whose namesake he is. To my husband Abraham Snow, I bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars. If my death occurs when I am residing with my niece, Mrs. Laura Barrett, I leave to her the said Laura Barrett, all monies or properties which I possess or to which I may be entitled and concerning which testamentary directions have not already been given. If I am not residing with her at the time, this bequest to be void and of no effect and the name of Robert Moore of Carbonear, son of my late husband, to be substituted for that of Laura Barrett, as beneficiary and residuary legatee of my estate. I appoint John Alexander Robinson, of St. John's, Journalist, Executor of this my Will. Witness my signature this fifth day of October, A.D. 1920. MAHALA SNOW.
Signed by the said Mahala Snow in the presence of us who in the presence of the testatrix and each other do hereby affix our names as witnesses. John S. Currie.    Mary Doody.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 3/21
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to John Alexander
Oct 4/21.
Estate sworn at



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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