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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Coady


Will of Patrick Coady
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 200 probate year 1882

In re
      Patrick Coady deceased.

I Patrick Coady of Burin Carpenter, being of sound and disposing mind make and publish this as and for my last will and testament-    I will and bequeath all my chattels, monies and effects which I am now possessed of or entitled to either in my own right, or otherwise, to my executor to have and hold the same for the following uses and trusts that is to say to apply the same in such sums of proportions as he may deem fit, towards the support and maintenance of my children until the youngest shall attain full age when I will and direct the balance of such money or monies as may be remaining on his hands to be divided between my children or the survivors of them in even and equal proportions share and share alike.    I appoint J. I. Little executor hereof.     Made at Saint John’s this 12th September 1876.    Patrick Coady.     Witness, Jos. I. Little, Henry Peddigrew.

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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