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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Brine


Will of James Brine
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 187 probate year 1834

In re
     James Brine       deceased.

In the name of God, Amen. I James Brine of Cashell in the County Tipperary being in my full senses and memory doth make this my last and dying testimony that I bequeath unto my brother Garret Brine the sum of thirty pounds and do appoint William McGrath and Charles Kickham to be my lawful executors and after my burial as my said executors may think proper I do bequeath unto my brother Thomas and sister Judy all that may remain in their hands they keeping the expenses of my funeral
given under my hand at St. John's Newfoundland this twenty first day of November 1829 and in tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith &c. &c. and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. James x Brine.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us, Witness   Michl Hassett,   James Fogarty.

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 (February 17, 2003)

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