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|Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.|
Will of Michael Brine
In re Michael Brine deceased.
Catt Harbour, June 25th 1847. This is to certify that this is my will and testament that I Michael Brine is in right senses and understanding that William Keane is to have all right title of my property and money that I possess Forty seven pounds four shillings and three pence in the house of Messrs William Cox and Co. four pound ten shilling and six bence with George MacDonell William Keane is to pay his one shilling to Michael Curran and twenty shillings to the priest. Michael X Brine.
Will of Michael Brine
Catt Harbour, June 25th 1847. This is to certify that this is my will and Testament that I Michael Brine is in right senses and understanding that William Keana is to have all right title of my property and money that I possess Forty seven pounds four shillings and threepence in the house of Messrs William Cox and Co. four pounds ten shilling and sixpence with George MacDonell William Keane is to pay out one shilling to Michael Curren and twenty shillings to the Priest. Michael his X mark Brine. Witness William Brown and Edward Cree and Philip Brown.
In the Supreme Court Newfoundland St. Johns
|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. |
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