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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Byrne


Will of Patrick Byrne
From Newfoundland will books vol. 7 page 31 probate year 1901

Last will and Testament of
Patrick Byrne of St. John's
Laborer deceased

form of a will. Know all men by these presents that I Patrick Byrne of St. John's Nfld. laborer being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. 1st I give and bequeath to my wife Emma Byrne my House situated on the south side of St. John's Nfld. in witness whereof I the said Patrick Byrne set my hand and seal hereunto this 25th day of July 1900. (sgn) X Patrick Byrne (seal) Signed sealed and declared by the said Patrick Byrne as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (sgn) Charles G. Hill    (sgn) William Welsh

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Patrick Byrne deceased
D.M. Browning

(Listed in the margin)
   Jos. I. Little
admn c.t.a
granted on the
10th day of Janry.
value of
Est. $200.00



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 Joanne Connors Parandjuk

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 26, 2003)

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