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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Collins



Will of Catherine Collins
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 34 & 35 probate year 1867

In re Catherine Collins       deceased

In the name of God Amen, I Catherine Collins of St. John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Widow, do make this my last will and testament -
First I give and bequeath all my property real and personal to the Right Revd. Dr. Mullock and his successors in trust to expend the same in the support of the Orphans of St. Michael's and Convent of Mercy at St. John's aforesaid as he the Right Revd. Dr. Mullock and his successors may think fit, provided also and I do appoint that the said trustee or trustees do cause Masses to be celebrated for the repose of my soul and the souls of my deceased husband and others of my family who have preceded me to the grave And I hereby appoint George James Hogset executor of this my last will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal at St. John's aforesaid this eight day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six. Catherine Collins [LS]
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Andrew Comerford,     Michael J. Rawlins.

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.

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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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