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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Timothy St. John
Will of Timothy St. John
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 99 probate year 1906.
This will is also recorded, without the comments in
the margin, in volume 8 page 207 probate year 1906
Timothy St. John deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me Timothy St. John of St. John's Butcher.
First I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.
Second I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my estate.
Third I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate unto the Reverend John Ryan of St. Patricks Church for the use and benefit of said church and the institutions connected therewith.
Fourth I appoint William Malcolm sole executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I the said Timothy St. John have hereunto my hand subscribed unto this my will at St. John's this thirteenth day of November Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred & six.
Timothy St. John.
Signed by the said Timothy St. John as his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas. P. Blackwood William Malcolm
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. H. Horwood
on the 17th day
of Dec. 1906
value of Est.
|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.
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