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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Henry Warren


Will of John Henry Warren
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 170 probate year 1918

In re John Henry Warren       deceased

Newton Park School Ayr Nov. 23/16. Dear John:- Just a few lines to you hoping to find you well, I am well and leaving here in a few days time for France. I may never get back if I don't will you please divide the money I have left between my brothers and take the shares and sell them and will you draw my life Insurance also pay the policy and hold the money until you hear I am not going back, I am leaving the house to Benjamin's son Albert also the stores and all the place I will be glad if you will see that everything is arranged allright I cant fix the price to anything as it mightent [sic] suit at all I will leave that for yourself to fix you will please see that nothing is touched until you hear I have gone under I hope you won't have to trouble about anything I may get back in a few months time but if I don't get back and dident [sic] make any arrangements there would be a misstep. I will close now with kind regards to all from your cousin John Henry P.S. Many thanks for the money which I received allright.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Aug 16/18
Kent J.
adm eta
Aug 17/18
C.H. Emerson



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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