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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Wiseman



Will of Mary Wiseman
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 373 & 374 probate year 1919

In re Mary Wiseman       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Wiseman, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow. I revoke all former wills by me at anytime made, and I appoint Henry Wiseman, [my brothers son] the Executor of this my will. I give and bequeath the house No. 34 Casey Street where I at present reside, together with the freehold ground around the same, to Maudie Brewer, of St. John's, married woman, sister of the said Henry Wiseman, for her own use absolutely. I give and bequeath my freehold property at Sheehan's Shute, with the house thereon, to the said Henry Wiseman for his own use absolutely. I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate, including my household furniture to the said Henry Wiseman and the said Maudie Brewer in equal shares between them as tenants in common. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and thirteen. Mary Wiseman. Signed published and declared by the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence, hereunto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof:- Thomas Brewer. W. J. Higgins. Walter Irvin.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept. 26/19
Kent J..
Probate granted
to Henry
Wiseman Sept. 29/19.
Estate sworn
at $450.00



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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

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

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