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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Wilson


Will of James Wilson
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 378 probate year 1916

In re
      JAMES WILSON       deceased.

      St. John’s Newfoundland May 2 1915     I this day in my sound senses do bequeath to my daughter Maud Ten dollars and to my daughter Florie ten dollars and to my son James Four dollars and to my grandson five dollars and to Maggie Wilson five dollars and to my niece Maggie Gilbert one $100-00 dollars and to my wife Eliza Wilson all my personal estate that remains and soul excetiorieux this been the only will of my estate to date Jas. Wilson    Witness Samuel Ryan     Edward Moore

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Apr 11/16
Apr 20/16
granted to
Eliza Wilson
Estate sworn
at $850.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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