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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Whitten


Will of Elizabeth Whitten
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 281 & 282 probate year 1919

In re Elizabeth Whitten       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, Elizabeth Whitten of the Southside St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow of Henry Whitten deceased. I appoint my son Theodore Whitten, sole executor of this my Will. I bequeath the house in which I reside and the land upon which it is built to my executor in trust for the children of my late son, Alan Whitten until the youngest of them will have reached the age of twenty one years when it shall become the property of the survivors of them. I bequeath all my waterside land and property and the right-of-way thereto from the Southside Road to my son Theodore, and my daughter Eva, in two equal parts share and share alike. I bequeath the garden at the rear of the land of Mrs. Marcella Roberts to my said Theodore and my daughter, Eva, in two equal parts, share and share alike. I bequeath any money or other effects that I may die possessed, after payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, to my executor in trust for the children of my late son, Alan Whitten. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 20th day of December A.D. 1918. Elizabeth Whitten X her mark. Signed published and declared by the testatrix as her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses [the said will having first been read over and explained to the testatrix who appeared perfectly to understand the same]. Charles E. Hunt. Edgar H. Fletcher Clerk in Holy Orders.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 3/19
Kent J.
granted to
Feb. 5/19
Estate sworn
at $400.00



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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