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Miscellaneous Deeds and Wills
James Dalton - denouncement
& Mary Neill Dalton



V. 8, P. 404

This is to certify that I James Dalton the intended husband of a Mary Neill do by these presents renounce all claims by virtue of my marriage to all & every the properties she actually has or holds in rights of having been the lawful wife of the late Constantine Neill Deceased and as much as in me loses Investments is exclusively in her person declaring myself at any time hereafter disqualified by this authentic act from interfering meddling or taking the above to compensate for the marriage. Further considering her as the sole proprietor for ever of what she possesses previous to our marriage & do this in the obvious meaning of the words.

Given under my hand this 14 day of May 1814
James (x his mark) Dalton
In presence of Ambrose Fitzpatrick

On side of the document is written "The will of Constantine Neill is Recorded Probate Records IB Folio 12"

In the Supreme Court Newfoundland Saint John's to Wit the Rev'd Ambrose Fitzpatrick maketh both and saith, that he was present and did see James Dalton of Fermuse Planter make his mark to the within instrument & writing purporting to be a renounciation of whatever property might belong to him in consequence of his marriage with Mary Neill the relict of the late Constantine Neill of Fermuse Deceased. And this respondent further saith, that the within instrument of writing was distinctly read over & explained to the said James Dalton, previous to his making his mark to the same.
Ambrose Fitzpatrick

Sworn at Saint John's Newfoundland
This 31st day of May 1815 before
Chas Colebough, Ch I
Donald Howe



Page Contributed by Barbara McGrath
Page Transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 23, 2002

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