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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Cornelius Callahan


Will of Cornelius Callahan
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 526 probate year 1905

Callahan Cornelius.       Last will of.

In the name of God. Amen. I Cornelius Callahan of St. John's Newfoundland do make order and publish the following as and for my last will and testament
I will and bequeath to my wife Bridget Callahan all my right title and interest in all land chattels house furniture money and everything that I am possessed of
Twenty dollars shall be paid for masses for the repose of my soul and my name shall be placed on the headstone in Mount Carmel Cemetery    if the house is not sold it is to become the property of the orphans to Belvedere after my wife's death Father husband have no control.
I name and appoint Michael J. Dooley Accountant and executor hereof and revoke all former and other wills made by me.
St. John's Nfld.   December 1 1899
Jan. 27th/05.   Cornelius Callahan
James S. Kennedy.   F. J. Lewis

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Cornelius Callahan.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
10 Nov. 1905
Johnson J.
Probate to
Michael J. Dooley
Nov. 22 1905
Est. $1845


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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002

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