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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jeffery Cooney


Will of Jeffery Cooney
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 331 probate year 1840.

In re
     Jeffery Cooney       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Jeffery Cooney of the County Waterford Ireland Marriner being of sound and disposing mind and memory in perfect health and understanding do publish this my last will and testament in case my death may accrew from the act of God or the casualtys attending the hazerdous voyage I now an determined to take from hence to the West Indies and back again In the manner following First and principally I commend my soul to the Almighty God and my body I desire may be deacently interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as to such worldly estate as God of his goodness hath bestowed upon me I give and bequeath thereof as follows, that is to say, I give and devise all my goods and effects of every kind whatsoever estate and effects wheresoever situated my beloved two brothers James Cooney John Cooney and my beloved two sisters Catherine Cooney (alias Nutt) and Bridget Cooney their heirs and assigns for ever share and share alike that is to say one forth of the property I may be worth after the paying the cost incurred by my funeral expenses and paying the sum of twenty pounds into hands of the clergy of the place of my nativity in Ireland for to offer up Masses for the benefit of my soul) to each of aforesaid two brothers and two sisters and I hereby appoint and constitute Michl Kirvan of Matthews Town County Waterford my executors. Jeffery Cooney (LS
Signed sealed and published this seventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine in presence of Patrick Hayes.

St. John's Newfdland, July 7th 1839. Cojugal to this foregoing will of debts due to me in this country Henry Emerson Esq. Solicitor owe me thirteen pounds currency and Mrs. Thos. Hally owes me eight pounds curry.

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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