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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Cullen


Will of Margaret Cullen
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 132 probate year 1881

In re
      Margaret Cullen deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Cullen of St. John’s Widow.     I give devise and bequeath all my property situate of Pennywell Road consisting of house and land and also all other property of which I may die possessed to my only surviving son Patrick Kelly, Fisherman, forever.    Margaret her X mark Signed by the said testator in the presence of us and in the presence of the said testator have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the last will and testament the same having been first read over and explained to the testator The said Testator signed by affixing her mark.     Geo. Hy Emerson Jr. Attorney-at-law.     Henry D. Carter.

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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