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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ephriam Wall


Will of Ephraim Wall
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 480 for probate year 1920

In re Ephraim Wall       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of Ephraim Wall of Cotrels Cove New Bay, Planter. I give bequeath to my wife Mary Ann Wall my land and premises situate at Cotrels Cove New Bay together with dwelling house, stores, stables, lobster factory stage and flakes, household furniture and effects. Also my fishing gear and utensils used in prosecuting the cod and salmon fisheries namely, cod trap salmon and herring nets lines twine and rope. Anchors and grapnels. Also my lobster traps with moorings thereto belonging. Boats and skiffs used in the fisheries or other purposes in short whatever is mine at the time of my decease I give and bequeath to my wife aforesaid for her own absolute use and benefit. I further give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Ann Wall, my land situate at South East Arm of New Bay - Also my money in Bank of Montreal cash on hand, or any security I may have for monies due and owing me at the time of my decease. And I hereby appoint my said wife Mary Ann Wall, Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name by affixing my mark at Twillingate this twenty fifth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and four. A.D. 1904. Ephraim his X mark Wall
Signed sealed and delivered by the said Testator having been first read over and explained in the presence of us this 25th day of October, 1904      Thomas Peyton NP.     Mary A Peyton.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 3/20
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Mary Ann Wall
July 6/20
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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit January 22, 2002

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