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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Malcolm Stanley

 

Will of Malcolm Stanley
(transcribed from photostats of microfilm of Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 32 probate year 1917)

In re Malcolm Stanley deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Malcolm Stanley of Apsey Point, Random, Trinity Bay. Netmaker. I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and testament. I hereby appoint my wife Catherine Agnes Stanley to be the sole executrix hereof.

I give devise and bequeath to my wife all the lands, houses, cattle, moneys and all other property of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever situate of which I die possessed for her use and enjoyment until her death or until she remarry and on the death or remarriage of my said wife the said lands, houses, cattle, moneys and all other property shall become the absolute property of my son John Leslie Stanley.

Signed at the General Hospital, at St. John's, this sixteenth day of October 1914.

Malcolm Stanley

Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of the said testator and each other do hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses -

Mary Curtin of St. John's.
Nurse of the General Hospital
Richard Anderson Squires, of St. John's
Barrister-at-law

Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this Will, the following notations)
Fiat
Oct 31/17
Kent J
Probate
Nov 2/17
granted to
Catherine
Agnes
Stanley
estate
sworn at
$475.00

 

 

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: August 10, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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