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 8 pages 388-389 probate year 1908

Will of Michael F. Smyth


In the name of God amen this is the last will and testament of me Michael F. Smyth of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Machinist

First it is my will and desire that my executors hereinafter appointed shall pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.

Second I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Smyth all and singular my houses and lands comprised as follows that is to say. The house number 286 Water Street, and ground thereunder and attached one house Monkstown Road. House store and ground Maxse Street, Ground opposite Ordinance Yard. Ground on North side of Quidi Vidi Lake, one government debenture for two hundred and fifty dollars. Land situate at Topsail comprising fifty acres. Morrisons farm twenty five acres, together with my business stock in trade, goods, monies, chattels, and effects situate wheresoever and of whatsoever description or kind I may die possessed of for her sole use behoof maintenance and support and the maintenance and support of our daughter Annie M. Smyth during her lifetime.

Thirdly I hereby appoint my said wife Mary Smyth and the Honourable John Harris Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

Lastly I hereby revoke and declare void all former or other wills that may have been made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand set and subscribed at St. Johnís aforesaid this fourth day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto M. V. Smyth Thomas Harris J Henderson

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb. 25 08 C.J. Probate Feb. 26. 08 granted to Mary Smyth and John Harris Estate sworn $5,600.00

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