Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of John Hayward from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 361-362 probate year 1885
John Hayward deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Hayward of Saint Johnís Newfoundland formerly one of the Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court of that Colony. I give devise and bequeath all my lands, moneys, property and estate both real and personal of which I may die possessed or which I my heirs executors or administrators may hereafter be entitled to including all shares stock, moneys invested or otherwise in the Bank of Montreal and moneys at interest and all other property and estate in Toronto and Manitoba or elsewhere in the Dominion of Canada unto my wife Laura W. Hayward absolutely and forever and to be used and disposed of as she may think proper save as to the sum of fifty dollars which I hereby bequeath to St. Johnís lodge No. 544 of Free and accepted Masons at St. Johnís in this Island of which I am a Member And I hereby appoint my said wife executrix of this my Will- Dated this 26th day of November 1884 and written by myself- John Hayward. Witness to the signature Geo. LeMessurier.