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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Brennan


Will of Catherine Brennan
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 291 probate year 1903


Folio 427

In the Supreme court:

In re

Catherine Brennan





Probate grated to Sarah Bridget Brennan
On the 14th day of July, A.D. 1903

Value of Estate $810.00

Volume 5
Folio 427

That joint petitioner's late mother Catherine Brennan of the Old Petty Harbor Road St. John's West aforesaid died there on the first day of March one thousand nine hundred and three leaving her surviving two sons namely Thomas Brennan living in British Columbia and Michael Brennan whose whereabouts is unknown and one daughter married to Simon Connelly Bay Bulls Road in Saint John's West aforesaid.

That the said deceased Catherine Brennan made and executed her last Will and Testament (hereto annexed marked A) by which she appointed your petition/Sole Executrix thereof.

That the said Will has been proved in common form.

That your petitioners is sole Legatee under the said Will.

That the estate of the said deceased within the jurisdiction of your Honorable Court is to the best of your petitioner's knowledge information



This the last Will and testament of me Catherine Brennan of the Old Petty Harbor Road in the District of Saint John's West, widow. I give, devise and bequeath all the real and personal property of whatsoever description of which I shall or may die possessed unto my daughter [Bridget erased] Sarah Bridget Brennan, sbsolutely, and I appoint my said daughter [Bridget erased] Sarah Bridget, sole executrix of this will hereby revoking all other wills or testamentary writings by me at any time made.

In witness where of I have signed my hand hereto at St. John's this second day of November A.D. one thousand nine hundred and one.

Signed by her mark X
Catherine Brennan

Signed by the said testatory Catherine Brennan as and for her last Will and Testament (by affixing her mark) in our presence who, in her presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses, the same having been first read over and fully explained to the said testatory, the name "Bridget" having been first erased and interlined so as to read Sarah Bridget Brennan instead of Bridget Sarah Brennan as first written.

Jas. J. Collins
Notary Public

James Murphy

And belief of the value of Eight hundred and ten dollars as by reference to the ??? and Valuations (hereto annexed marked B) will more fully appear.

That neither Probate nor Administration has been previously granted to the Estate of the said deceased.

Petitioner therefore prays that your Lordships will be pleased to grant Her Probate of the Will of the said deceased.

An as in duty bound, will ever pray to

St. John's
July 13th, 1903

Signed Sarah B. Brennan



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.

Page Contributed by Jeanette Squires & transcribed by Catherine Figuary-Zwicker

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

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