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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ellen Allen


Will of Ellen Allen
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 236 probate year 1883

In re
      Ellen Allen deceased.
Saint John’s Nfld April 27th 1876.     This is my last will and testament.     I hereby leave all my property of every kind including household furniture and all monies due to me for rents or otherwise, after the payment of all my lawful debts, to my daughter Ellen Meehan to be used by her during her lifetime for the benefit of herself and the remainder of my children and grandchildren, and at her death to be equally and equitably divided for the benefit of all my children, my grandchildren the children of deceased sons and daughters receiving their father’s or mother’s portions.     Ellen Allen.    Witnesses, Anne Mahony,     Jane Tavarier.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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