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Will of Jane Coughlan
In the name of God Amen, I Jane Coughlan late of Bryans Cove but now of Caplin Cove, Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say I order that all my just debts funeral expenses (not to exceed fifteen pounds) and charges of proving this my will be in the first place paid, and after payment thereof and of every part thereof I give and bequeath to my son John Coughlan of Bryans Cove Nfland Eighty pounds currency to be paid him (by my executors hereinafter named) for the support of his family say ten pounds p annum untill the eighty pounds is paid him.
In the name of God Amen, I Jane Coughlan of Harbor Grace Newfoundland being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory do make in addition to my former will this my last will and testament, viz That I hereby ordain constitute and appoint Mr. Felix McCarthy of Crokers Cove my beloved son in law with Margaret his wife my sole executors to this my last will and testament which I request to have fully complied with performed and executed as if drawn up in due form of law hereby revoking and rejecting all former executors and pronounce this a true and faithful codicil to my last will and testament and that the aforesaid Felix McCarthy and Margaret his wife are the only true and lawful executors to this my last will and testament.
|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 (April 13, 2003)
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