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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Wilshire


Will of John Wilshire
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 67 and 68 probate year 1918)

In re John Wilshire       deceased

I John Wilshire of Hearts Delight do herewith make my last will Testament and do bequeath all my earthly possessions after my death to be the property of my two sisters to be equally divided Bessie Goodchild widow of Clarkes Beach and Sarah Myles widow of St. John's including water side premises, dwelling house, store and all lands connected with the same furniture, tools horse, harness carriage 2 sleighs 2 slides gun and all the things in house John C. Wilshire his X mark       George Paine witness       J. St Piere (?)    Knight witness

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 25/18
adm cta
Sarah Miles
Jill Penney
L.W.K. Hierbby (?)
Estate sworn
at $490.35



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: September 15, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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