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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Corbin


Will of John Corbin
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 82 probate year 1880

In re
John Corbin deceased.

In the name of God Amen     I John Corbin being of sound mind memory and understanding desirous to make arrangements of my worldly affairs In the first place I recommend my soul to Almighty God.   Secondly it is my wish and desire that my property namely House and furniture of every sort outhouses land and cattle of every description be equally divided between my wife my son Daniel and my two daughters Sarah and Mary share and share alike all the above named property &c. &c. to be under the sole and entire controul and management of my aforesaid wife whilst she lives and further it is my desire that no division of the property shall take place during the lifetime of my said wife unless she herself should desire it- and further that neither of my aforementioned children shall sell or dispose of to a stranger his or her share or any part thereof but to each other.    Given under my hand and seal at Bonds Path this twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine (1859)    John Corbin (LS)    Witness to the above signature and seal F.L. Bradshaw.

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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