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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John W. Withers



Will of John W. Withers
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 36 probate year 1921

In re John W. Withers       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me John W.Withers of St.John's in the Island of newfoundland Kings Printer. I give and bequeath unto William Boland a Compositor in my Printing Office of many years standing the sum of Five Hundred Dollars and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects, of whatsoever discription and wheresoever situate, I give and bequeath unto my wife Emma Hoyles Withers to hold the same in her own right absolutely and forever Subject never the less to the payment of the sum or annuity I have already provided for and made payable to my daughter Helen Colville wife of Mansel Colvile amounting to One thousand five hundred dollars. And I nominate and appoint my wife as sole Executrix of this my said last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twenty eighth day of March Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty one   J.W. Withers.
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who, present at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Thom Anderson M.D.   J.A. Clift Solr

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 6/21
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Emma H.
Withers. May 6/21 Estate sworn at $115,620.45



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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 12, 2002

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