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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Brien


Will of John Brien
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 399 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
John Brien of St. John’s
Watchman deceased

      The last will and Testament of me John Brien of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Watchman. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after after my decease. I appoint my wife Frances Brien to be the Executrix of this my last will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath to my son John Brien my horse carriage and sleigh and the harness and apparel thereof. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Frances Brien all the remainder of the Estate goods chattels houses and effects of which I may die possessed or entitled to wheresoever the same may be for her own use forever In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this seventh day of March 1898. (Sgd) John his X mark Brien. - Signed by the Testator (by making his mark hereto) and acknowledged by him to be his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the same having been read over and explained to the testator. (Sgd) Martin W. Furlong. (Sgd) Arthur W. Knight.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Brien deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo. H. Emerson
granted to
Frances Brien
the Executrix
Mar 31: 1898
sworn under



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