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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lawrence Barron


Will of Lawrence Barron
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 568 & 569 probate year 1906
(The first name is spelled Laurence in this will and Lawrence in the will index)

In the estate of
     Laurence Barron       deceased

In the name of God Amen I Laurence Barron of Holyrood Fisherman being prostrated by a painful illness which threatens to terminate in death but which never the less thus far my faculties unimpaired do make and ordain this my last will and testament. As to my worldly estate with with(?) it has pleased God to bless me in this life I dispose of the same in the following manner

  • Firstly I bequeath to my oldest son James my dwelling house and feather bed.
  • 2ndly I bequeath to my oldest daughter Maria the use of my kitchen garden as long as she remains on the premises and also my spinning wheel for ever and she shall have the the privilege of living in the dwelling house as long as she remains single.
  • 3rdly I give and bequeath to my son Stephen that piece of uncultivated land lying between James Boldens fence and the river and all the rest of his brothers are to help him to clear it and to build a house upon it and he shall have the use of a portion of my cultivated land until he is enabled to live upon the above. To said son Stephen I also bequeath my gun and to his care I leave my youngest son Michael. I leave the care of my son Laurence to my oldest son James and I enjoin upon my son John the duty of subscribing towards the support of Laurence and Michael until they shall be able to support themselves
  • 4thly I bequeath to my four sons James, John, Laurence and Michael the land which I now live on to be equally and impartially divided among them
  • 5thly I bequeath my waterside premises to be equally divided among my five sons James, Stephen, John, Laurence, and Michael and all my sons shall have the privilege of living in my dwelling house until they shall have built ones for themselves
  • Lastly I appoint my beloved son James to be executor to this will and testament which I ratify and confirm to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof witness my hand and seal this 6th day of August Anno Domini 1869 (signed) Laurence Barron.
Signed sealed and delivered by Laurence Barron as his last will and testament in our presence in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request ??? signatures. Richard Walsh     Philip X Lewis     John Veitch

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Lawrence Barron
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
March 10. 1906
Chief Justice
Probate granted
to James
Barron on the
16th day of
March A.D.



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 25, 2002

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