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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Dee


Will of Patrick Dee
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 564 & 565 probate year 1849

In re
     Patrick Dee       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I the undersigned Patrick Dee being weak in body but of sound memory do make this my last will and testament, I will and bequeath unto the Revd Charles Dalton the sum of five pounds currency for to have High Mass for me. I will and bequeath the sum of seven pounds currency to be expended for the purposes of my wake & funeral expenses I also will and bequeath unto my beloved brother Maurice Dee all the amount of my worldly property after the forgoing sums are deducted therefrom and my lawfull debts and all other incidental expenses are paid in full. I hereby will and appoint William Hayden and Michael Doyle both of Carbonear to be my lawful executors to fullfill & execute this my last will & testament. Patrick his x mark Dee. Carbonear, January 13th 1949 Witness, John Mackey,     James Ryan.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 13, 2003)

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