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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
John Deady


Will of John Deady
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 248 probate year 1837

In re
     John Deady       deceased.

The last will and testament of John Deady. I John Deady of Flat Rock do feel myself weak in body but of perfect memory and understanding do bequeath my soul to the Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it came. I do bequeath unto Ailse Fitzgerald my house and what land I now occupy to have and enjoy for ever after she pays my debts George Strict is to have my punt untill the fall and delivered then to Mrs. Kearney    Ellen Kearney is to have my bed & bed clothes whatever other property I now possess is to be valued by two men and sold for my burial and if any left its to be given to the clergy for the good of my soul. Ailse Fitzgerald my heiress is to have Mass for the good of my poor soul shortly after I am burried. Given under my hand in Flat Rock this 22nd day of April 1837. John his x mark Deady.    Witness John Kehoe.   John his x mark Richfield.

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 (March 10, 2003)

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