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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Tobin


Will of James Tobin
(From Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 36 probate year 1917)

In re James Tobin

Witless Bay
Feby 26th 1917 A.D.
I James Tobin of Witless Bay in the District of Ferryland In my last will and testament do bequeath to my son Patrick Tobin my (?ap) and all it's belongings also my property in Gallows Cove and erections thereon and in consideration he {Patrick Tobin} is to pay the church the sum of Twenty dollars $20.00 also to my daughters Ellen McCormac Esther Burke Ann O'Brien and Clara Blackler Mary Joseph Johnson and Bridget O'Brien also Agnes Burke family and Justine Kennedy's Family the consideration of one dollar when called for

James his X mark Tobin Patrick Smith witness
Thomas Norris Henry Carew

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 2/17
Johnson J.
adm c.t.a
Nov 8/17
granted to
Patrick Tobin
Tho. Norris
Henry Carew
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: August 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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