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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Brien



Will of Patrick Brien
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 9 probate year 1913
(This name is clearly written as Brien, but his daughter is clearly written O'Brien, and one of the witnesses is clearly O'Brien)

In re Patrick Brien      deceased.

In the Name of God Amen This is the last will testament of me Patrick Brien of Bay Bulls now in good health I bequeath unto my beloved wife Ester Mary Brien and my dauter Mary J. O'Brien all my lawful property the waterside premises now leased to Job Brothers and Company for the term of thirty years for the sum of too hundred dollars a year payable half yearly first days of May and November. Also my dweling house and ground atatched to it. Also a piece of ground on north of the river bounded by by the road south and east Maras(?) ground North and west and eight acres of land on Makeler(?) Road Bounded by Michael Coady ground north and Makeler south
And in witness thereof I hereunto set my hand this twenty second day April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine - Patrick Brien - Witnesses Present Michael Brien    C O'Brien

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Feb 22/13
Johnson J.
Adm. C.T.A.
March 12/13
to Mary Ronayne
M.P. Cashin
F. Naugle
sworn at



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 June 11, 2002

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