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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Simon Trask


Will of Simon Trask
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 50 probate year 1917)

In re Simon Trask       deceased

Bird Island Cove, Newfoundland March 19th 1897
I Simon Trask of Bird Island Cove in the District of Trinity, Newfoundland being in sound mind, Will and bequeath on this the 19th day of March 1897 all that I own:- [namely Fishing premises, three plots of land & outhouses.] & house, to my two sons Samuel Trask and Job Trask, on condition that they take care of my wife til her death & that all things belonging to me pass from heir to heir Signed this 18th day of March 1897. Simon Trask Witnesses Samson his X mark Trask    John Hicks    Henry Scott.

Codicle Elliston 2 December 1903. Be it known to all whom it may concern that I Simon Trask still being in bodily health & of a sound mind do herewith & now make this codicle to my will and testamony made on the 19th day of March 1897 & as stated above, before the same witnesses as foregoing. I do now bequeath, the residue of my property to my beloved wife Susanna Trask, & in case of her deceased before my own, do so order that the residue shall fall to my son Job Trask & after his death, to his son Simon, iso, from heir to heir. Signed this day 2 Dec. 1908 Simon Trask Witnesses Samson Trask Sr.    John Hicks    Herbert J. Ainsy M.M.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 15/17
Kent J.
adm c.t.a
Dec 18/17
to Job
Job E. Colis
Isaac J.
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: September 16, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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