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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Connell


Will of John Connell
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 398 probate year 1885

In re
      John Connell deceased.

The last will and testament of me John Connell Bonavista.    To my daughter Alice I will and bequeath that piece of land now occupied by her and bounded on the North by the Road leading to Mockbeggar, on the south by Tuckers garden on the east by Adam Mowland’s dwelling house on the west by Simon Hicks dwelling house.     To my son Jeremiah I will and bequeath all the remainder of my land in and about Bonavista, my dwelling house with all my household chattels, cows, horse and outhouses, to be his absolutely.    Witness my hand at Bonavista the twenty fourth February eighteen hundred and eighty-two.    John Connell.     Signed in the presence of John McGrath, Shopman,     James Groves, Shopman.

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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