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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Carberry


Will of James Carberry
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 201 probate year 1882

In re
      James Carberry deceased.

In the name of God Amen this is the last will and testament of me James Carbery-    I will and bequeath the sum of five pounds towards St. Patrick’s Church River Head Three pounds to the sisters of Mercy River Head Five pounds to the Dorcas Society Five pounds to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Two pounds to the Parish Priest of the Parish where I was born and two pounds to the Parish Priest of the Parish opposite side of the River Seure    The remainder of my money I wish divided equally between my daughter Mary now in the United States, Ellen wife of Thomas Peele and Catherine wife of Edward Doutney     My dwelling house with the garden yard and cellar I wish divided equally between my daughters Ellen and Catherine    Ellen to have the upper part and Catherine the lower the ground rent to be paid by them in equal proportions    I leave one suit of my clothes to my son Peter and a suit of clothes to my cousin Michael Power.     I will all my furniture to my daughter Catherine Doutney I appoint Mr. James Smith Executor of this my last will.    St. John’s April 23rd A.D. 1881.    James Carberry.     Witness D.J. Greene, Patk. Morris.

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 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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