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

Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 357 probate year 1923

Will of James Collins

In the name of God Amen This is the last Will and Testament of me James Collins of Placentia Bank Manager.

I appoint Wm. F. O’Reilly Stipendiary Magistrate Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

I will the sum of Twenty dollars that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be celebrated Twenty times for the repose of the souls of my wife and my self.

I will that all my debts and funeral expenses including a headstone be paid immediately after my death.

I will devise and bequeath to my nephew Albert J. Ryan my half of the dwelling house known as Beach Cottage also the ground on which it is situated and the land attached which means the Wood Yard the land on the North Side of the house and one half the front garden.

I will devise and bequeath the balance of my money to Teresa Ryan, Maud Ryan, Kate Barron, Minnie Keiley, Maria Dunphy, Margaret Keiley and Constance keiley share and share alike.

Signed published and declared at Placentia this 7th day of October A. D. 1922 in the presence of the witnesses. JAMES COLLINS.

Signed by the Testator and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Ernest J. Collins. Edward Collins.


William F. Lloyd

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following

Fiat April 24/23

Horwood C. J.

Probate granted

to William F.


April 24/23.

Estate sworn

at $1008.00.

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