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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Wright


Will of Robert Wright
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 81 probate year 1918)

In re Robert Wright       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Robert Wright of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland, Broker and Commissioner Merchant. First. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. Second. I appoint my wife Evelyn F. Wright sole Executrix of this my will. Third. I direct that all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and death duties be paid out of my estate. Fourth. I give and bequeath the sum of five thousand dollars to my mother Susan B. Wright. Fifth. I give and bequeath the sum of $250 to my accountant Hedley F. Smith. Sixth I give all the rest residue and remainder of my estate to my said wife Evelyn F. Wright.

In witness whereof I the said Robert Wright have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twelfth day of February Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen      Robert Wright.

Signed by the above named Robert Wright as his last will and Testament, in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Jas. P. Blackwood       J. E. White

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
April 8/18
Kent J.
April 8/18
to Evelyn
F. Wright



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 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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