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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Bearns


Will of John Bearns
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 292 probate year 1839

In re
     John Bearns       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John Bearns of Trouty in Trinity Bay and in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I will that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged my executrix William Spencer Also I give and bequeath to William Spencer Junuer of Jiging Hole in Trinity Bay his heirs and assigns for ever Also my Room in Trinity now in the possession of James Hurdle Also I bequeath unto William Spencer my room in Trouty and every other property belonging to me of goods and chattels Lastly I do make and constitute William Spencer Senuer exetrix of this my last will and testament. Dated this 14th day of March 1816. John Bearns his X mark (LS) Witness John Dougherty.    Patrick Dougherty.   Joseph Dinham his X mark.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 16, 2003)

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