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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Whelan


Will of James Whelan
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 365 probate year 1919

In re James Whelan       deceased

Horse Cove Jan. 6th. 1919. Know all men Present that i James Whelan of Horse Cove been sick of Body but of sound mind and understanding do make my last will and testament i leave my bequest to my beloved son William Whelan and if death should come to him it is to be made to equil shares to my two daughters Margaret Whelan and Elizabeth Whelan And my beloved wife Ann Mary Whelan is to have and to hold possession of all my property and it she should change her name she has nothing more to say or do with my property. But my Father in Law Stephen Cadigan is to be looked after until they day of his death and if my beloved wife need is she can sell 3 acres of wood land to help to support they children this is to be my last will and testament witness my hand this Seventh day of January one thousand nine hundred and nineteen )1919( James Whelan X his mark. Witness John Lawlor X his mark. Peter Lawlor.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept. 8/19
Kent J.
adm granted to
Ann Mary
Quilty Sept. 13/19.
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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 25, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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