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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Michael Bryan

 

Will of Michael Bryan
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 368 probate year 1885

In re
      Michael Bryan deceased.

April 10th 1885, St. John’s NFD.     In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen.    I Michael Bryan of St. John’s Newfoundland now weak in body but sound in mind hereby dispose of my worldly goods viz- I appoint the Van Archdeacon Forristall my sole trustee or executor to carry out my intentions as expressed to him in presence of witnesses, I declare this to be my last will and testament and annul all former arrangements, (Signed) Michael his X mark Bryan, witnesses James Devine, Joanna Devine.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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