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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (C)
Darby Coleman


Will of Darby Coleman
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 591 probate year 1850

In re
     Darby Coleman      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Darby Coleman of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Shoreman being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (hereby revoking all other will and wills by me heretofore made) I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Regan all my landed property (which I may be possessed of the time of my decease) situate at John's Pond, Saint Mary's Bay in the said Island comprising houses, buildings farm and plantation together with all my cattle furniture and moveables and hereby appoint my said nephew executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Saint John's aforesaid the 1st day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Darby his x mark Coleman (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator in the presence of us the same being fully explained and read over to the said Darby Coleman previous to signing who fully understood and comprehended the same. James McDonnell.     John Ronhan.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 14, 2003)

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