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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anne Stabb


Will of Anne Stabb
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 266 & 267 probate year 1919
(The first name of the testatrix in this will is spelled Ann and also Anne)

In re Anne Stabb       deceased

This is my last will and testament I give and bequeath my dwelling house and land at Bonavista, with all buildings and erections thereon to my daughter Mary Catherine White for the term of her natural life. I request that my daughter Mary Catherine White shall permit my son Nicholas Patrick White to occupy my said house conjointly with my daughter Mary Catherine White, If my son Nicholas Patrick White shall support my daughter Mary Catherine White for her lifetime I will and direct that my said son Nicholas Patrick White shall have the property consisting of my house and land after my said daughter's death to have and hold the same until his death, and if my said son Nicholas Patrick White shall have issue by his wife Catherine White nee Daley, then the aforesaid house and land to become the property of his heirs, but in the event of my son Nicholas Patrick White dying without issue the said house and gardens to become the joint property of my sons, John Joseph, Matthew Arthur, and Thomas Jeremiah White. Should it at any time be found desirable for my daughter's benefit to sell or otherwise dispose of my said house and land I hereby empower my trustees to sell or dispose of my aforesaid property and the proceeds therefrom invested for the support of my daughter Mary Catherine White. I give devise and bequeath all my Government Bonds now in the custody of the Bank of Nova Scotia Bonavista to my executors to be paid upon the trusts following, that is to say, the interest arising thereout towards the support of my daughter Mary Catherine White, during her life, and after her death the principal thereof to be equally distributed between my sons John Joseph, Matthew Arthur, and Thomas Jeremiah White. As to the residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal I desire that the sum of seventy dollars shall be paid to the Reverend M. P. Dwyer and if any further sum remain after paying my funeral and testamentary expenses the same to be invested in the name of my daughter Mary Catherine White. I appoint John Joseph White and Matthew Arthur White trustees and executors of this my will, and guardians for my daughter Mary Catherine White. As witness whereof I hereby set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of February A.D. 1918. Ann Stabb declared by the said Ann Stabb to be her last will and testament, who thereupon signed the said will in our presence Francis P. Keough     Reginald John Mils

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 30/18
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Matthew
Arthur White
and John Joseph
White. Jan. 10/19
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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