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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Brien


Will of William Brien
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 page 366 probate year 1926

In re

In the name of God Amen I William Brien of Cape Broyle being sick in Body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God Do make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following
1st I bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Brien half my dwelling House for her natural life & after her death my beloved daughter Mary is to hold possession of said half of House & half of Land & I bequeath to my beloved Son Joseph Brien the other Half of my dwelling House (that is the east end) of said House & Half of my Land & I bequeath to my beloved Son Richard Brien the other half of the land (that is the land he holds at present) & I bequeath to my beloved Grand Children John & William Johnstone a piece of Land on the N.W. Side of the River And I bequeath to my two Sons Richard & Joseph my Fishing Room And declaring this to be my last Will & Testament making void all all former Wills & Testaments made by me
Given under my hand & Seal this 12th day of May 1893



Cornelius Hartery

James X Furlong

John Martin

I William Brien do bequeath to my Son Joseph Brien Half my land on the North East of the Road & I bequeath to my daughter Mary the other half of said Land on the said side of Road & I bequeath my Son Richard all the Land in his possession on the South West Side of Said Road

Declaring this to be my last Will & Testament declaring all former Wills void made by me    Given under my hand & Seal this 12th day of May 1893    WILLIAM his X mark BRIEN


Cornelius Hartery
James his X mark Furlong
John Martin

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 7/26
Kent J.
adm C. T. A
granted to
June 9/ 26.
Estate sworn
at $100.00



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