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Will of John Byrne
Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland June 14th /75. I John Byrne of Brigus Conception Bay Fisherman finding myself bodyly sick and weak giveing up this world affair. I am giveing my beloved wife Mary Byrne all my right title and interest during her lifetime But after her decease she is disposed to give it to one of my heirs whom she may deem fit But if she marry again she is casted from all forever John his X mark Byrne. Witnesses John Swetland, Walter Welsh Sighned this day the 14th June 1875 at Brigus.
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.
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