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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jonathan Tibbo


Will of Jonathan Tibbo
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 475 probate year 1920

In re Jonathan Tibbo       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Jonathan Tibbo presently residing at Grand Banks in the Island of Newfoundland. I hereby revoking all former wills at any former time made by me, and being desirous of settling my affairs in the event of my decease. Appoint my wife Francis J. Tibbo to be executrix of my property, moveable, real and personal, that shall belong to me at the time of my decease. Should the aforesaid Francis J. Tibbo, my wife survive me, all my property, moveable, real and personal, I bequeath to her during her life time, at her death my dwelling house and ground attached with out houses, carts, horse, I bequeath to my son John, and if my son Samuel comes home to stay he can have the garden for a building lot. The residue of my property, together with any moneys which I may possess, I bequeath to my children Ester Ann, John, George, Robert, Allen and Samuel share and share alike. I reserve the right and full power to alter or revoke these presents in whole or in part.

In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents at Grand Banks this 24th day of March 1917. Jonathan Tibbo.
Signed, published and declared by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Witnesses. Amelia J. Foote.    A MacDonald J. P.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 30/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Francis J.
Tibbo. June 30/20.
Estate sworn
at $1943.50



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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit January 22, 2002

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