Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 490-491 probate year 1917

Will of James Reid


This is the last will and Testament of me James Reid of St. John's Grocer first after my just debts & funeral expenses are paid I leave and bequeath to my wife Johana Reid the sum of one thousand dollars

Second and to my son now residing New Jersey U.S.A. the sum of one thousand dollars Soon

Third I leave for masses for myself the sum of Forty dollars

Fourth. and I leave the sum of Forty dollars for Belvidere Orphanage

Fifth and Mount Cashel Forty dollars

Sixth and the sum of Twenty five dollars for Mt. Cashel Orphanage and to my nephew David Kenny the sum of Twenty five dollars and the sum of Forty dollars for my monument and I appoint Thomas Lynch as my executor to my last will and testament.

The residue of my personal estate after all expenses are being paid I leave to my wife as aforesaid mentioned. James Reid. Signed in the presence of us and in the presence of both of us and in other other presence. James H. Henderson. Thomas Lych.
Charles H. Emerson
Certified Correct.

The forty dollars mentioned for Mount Cashel is a mistake the amount is in the second line J.H. Henderson Thomas Lynch.

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

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat Feb. 2 1917 Kent J. Probate Feb. 5th 1917 granted to Thomas Lynch Estate sworn at $3003.60

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