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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Stowe



Will of James Stowe
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 302 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and Testament of me James Stowe, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Carpenter.

  • I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will.
  • I desire that all my just debts and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my estate.
  • I give to my brother Richard the sum of Seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00).
  • I give to my brother Samuel the sum of Seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00)
  • I give to Jane, the daughter of my brother Richard, the sum of Five hundred dollars ($500.00).
  • I give to Sarah Stowe, the widow of my late brother Eli, the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).
  • I give to Margaret Stowe, the widow of my late brother Fred, the sun of Two hundred and dollars ($250.00).
  • I give to my housekeeper, Mrs. Gertrude Kirby, the sum of One Hundred dollars ($100.00).
  • I give the residue of my estate and effects to Richard Stowe, and I appoint my brother, Samuel Stowe, the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 5th day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand Nine hundred and twenty two. JAMES STOWE.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, both present at the same time who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. Lucretia Osmond.    Fred. R. Emerson.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jany 25/23
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Samuel
Jany 25/23.
Estate sworn
at $4011.27



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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