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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Sullivan


Will of John Sullivan
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 305 probate year 1919)

In re John Sullivan       deceased

This is my last will and testament. I will and bequeath to my dear Wife Mary Ellen all my worldly goods of every description with one exception noted below during the term of her natural life and should there be any part of said remaining at the time of her death the said remainder to be equally divided between the survivors of her children and mine. The exception noted above is a Life Insurance Policy for the sum of One thousand dollars on my life made in favor of my first Annie and this Policy with all the profits accruing thereon I will and bequeath to the surviving children of my said first wife Annie to be divided as follows Viz. One third to Emile wife of John T Keating One third my Son Thomas F Sullivan and the remaining third I have given my said Son Thomas F verbal instructions as to its disposal John Sullivan. St. John's Janry 14th. 19I6. Witnesses to Signature above made. Signed in his and each of their presence. L.E. Keegan. Nurse Bowman.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 26/19
Kent. J.
Adm C.T.A. granted to
Mary. E. Sullivan
March 31/19
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 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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