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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Barron


Will of John Barron
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 293 probate year 1858

In re
     John Barron      deceased.

The last will and testament of John Barron of the City of Brooklyn in the County of Kings and State of New York.     I the said John Barron being of sound disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament that is to say, I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Mary Barron one third part of all my estate real and personal.     I give devise and bequeath unto my son Pierce Murray Barron one third part of all the residue of my estate real and personal.     I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal unto my children James Barron, Henry Barron, Margaret Barron and Elizabeth Barron to be divided equally between and among them share and share alike.     I nominate constitute and appoint my friends John Cochran M.D. and Edward Cavenagh executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of July A.D. 1854.
Jno. Barron (LS)
The within and foregoing instrument was signed sealed published and declared by the said testator John Barron as and for and to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Richard Walsh, 86 Dean Street Brooklyn.     Charles Francis Toussaint, 86 Dean Street, Brooklyn.     July 30th 1854.
I desire that the portions of Mrs. Barron, Margaret Barron and Eliza Barron be taken out of the trade at the end of twelve months be paid over to them in money & until that time carrying interest from the period of my decease. Mrs. Barron exercising control over the outlay.     My son Pierce Barron is to pay over to the others five hundred pounds or twenty five hundred dollars for the interest that he holds in the vessel Jessy Kent.     My son Henry Barron's portion is likewise to carry interest from my decease & at the expiration of twelve months when it will be optional with himself to take it out of the business or have it with them under mortgage bearing interest.     My son James is to have his dividend subject to the same condition & restriction as the others likewise his full share of this summers business in New York & if he wish to continue & trade with his brother he can do so.
Jno. Barron (LS)     Witnesses, Richard Walsh, Charles Francis Toussaint.

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. 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.

Contributed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk and by Judy Benson

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

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