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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 13 page 465 probate year 1926.

Will of John Harris


This is the last Will and Testament of me John Harris of Humbermouth. Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, made this Sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and twenty six.

I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint John Stewart and Florence Ash Executor and Executrix and direct that all my funeral expenses and debts if any be paid and a headstone purchased to mark my resting place as soon after as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughters Florence Ash the sum of One Hundred dollars to my daughter Olive Martin One Hundred dollars to my daughter Louisa Grillam One Hundred dollars. To my three youngest daughters Janet Harris, Ursula Harris & Lorine Harris I give and bequeath the balance of cash still remaining together with dwelling house furniture Barn and Store also horse, Sleigh Slide and all movable effects with and outside of dwelling house which shall be sold and the proceeds equally divided between my three youngest daughters afore named.

I give and bequeath to my six daughters Florence Ash, Olive Martin, Louisa Grillam, Janet Harris, Ursula Harris and Lorine Harris an equal share of all land in my possession at the time of my death each taking the portion to them allotted by my Executor and Executrix of this my last will and testament. I also direct that should either of my three youngest daughters die before they become of age that her portion be equally divided between the other two youngest daughters.


Signed by the said Testator John Harris in presence of us, present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Wm Garland J. P. Collector H. M. Customs.
J. M. Noel Merchant Humbermouth.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 8/26 Warren J. Probate granted to John Stewart & Florence Ash. Oct 26/26 Estate sworn at $4867.15

Additional information provided by Geoff Martin

John Harris was originally from Carbonear.
First wife was Leah ???? who died in 1906

Leah Harris December 3, 1906 Age 35

Second wife Rachel J Robertson died 1929
Rachel Robertson January 14, 1929 age 35 wife of John

Janet P Harris never married
Janet P. Harris December 15, 1906 October 17, 1963

Daughter Lydian Jane Harris is not mentioned as she died 1911
Lydian Jane Harris July 6, 1911 July 11, 1911
Lydian Jane and Ursula children with second wife. Still looking for Lorine (mentioned in will) who may be Lorraine??

United Church Cemetery Humber Road, Corner Brook

Louisa Harris married Walter E. GILLAM and NOT Grillam
Buried at Mt. Patricia Anglican Cemetery
Aug.25, 1903
Sept.3, 1964

Walter E.
Jan.24, 1898
Sept.13, 1986

Olive (Olivia G ) Harris married Ernest A Martin, my great uncle, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Martin of Harbour Grace

Florence Harris married William H Ash from Carbonear

Ursula Harris married George Gill

Son George William Harris is not mentioned as he died in 1916
1321 Pte HARRIS, George William age 24
Son of John Harris of Humbermouth buried at Memorial Park

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