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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Earl Brown


Will of Edward Earl Brown
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 546 probate year 1864

In re
Edward E. Brown deceased.

    This is the last will and testament of me Edward Earl Brown of Harbor Grace in the island of Newfoundland Sub - Collector of Her Majesty’s Customs.-
After payment of all my just debts and expenses I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Frances Brown her heirs and assigns for ever all my household furniture and effects whatsoever and all my property of every description whatsoever, real and personal , whether in possesion, reversion, remainder or expectancy which I may be possesed of or entitled to at the time of my decease-    And I do hereby appoint my said wife to be executrix to this my will-    In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.

Ed. E. Brown (LS)     Signed and sealed by the testator Edward Earl Brown as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses, John Munn of Harbor Grace witness,     Alexander Clift of Harbor Grace, witness.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.

Contributed by Keith Brown and by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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