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 12 page 203 probate year 1922

Will of William Smith


In the name of God. Amen. I, William Smith, formerly of Hantís Harbor but now of St. Johnís, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, being in good health of body and of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner and form, that is to say, first of all I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial.

I ordain that all just debts that I may owe at the time of my decease be paid and also that my funeral expenses be paid out of the money that I die possessed of, after which debts and funeral expenses have been paid, I give and bequeath to William Smith, son or Aaron Smith of Hantís Harbor all and singular the residue of my monies and my personal effects, that is to say, the money that I have in the Bank of Nova Scotia or any other Bank or Banks together with any money that may be in my possession at the time of my decease, also two feather beds and bed clothes, in a word, everything that I die possessed of I give and bequeath to the aforesaid William Smith of Aaron.

I hereby appoint Mr. James W. Janes of Hantís Harbor to be the sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all other Wills or Testaments by me at any other time made, testyfing and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament.

Signed, Sealed Published and declared, and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us present at the same time, and subscribed by us in the presence of the Testator and of each other, this 18th day of February in the year of Our Lord, One thousand nine hundred and twenty one. WILLIAM SMITH. Witness: ELLIS JANES. FRANK JANES.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 20/22 Horwood CJ
Probate granted to James W. Janes May 22/22. Estate sworn at $1223.28

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