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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Delaney


Will of Michael Delaney
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 193 probate year 1922


In the name of God Amen; This is the last Will and Testament of me Michael Delaney of Placentia. I appoint Patrick J. Delaney Executor of this my last Will and Testament. I will devise and bequeath my property both real and personal as follows:

  1. To my son Richard I will the meadow on the back of my brother Matthew's land.
  2. To my daughter Annie I will the ground where the old house was, the bedstead, bed and bedding she is now using and the Piano for her own use to be disposed of as she may think well and also the right to live in the house and my son Matthew is to support and clothe her till she marries.
  3. The balance of my property consisting of house and everything in it, except those articles before mention. The Store, the land about the house and on the Hill and everything else I may die possessed of I will devise and bequeath to my son Matthew on conditions that he shall support and clothe my daughter Annie, should she need the same, till her marriage and also allow her the use of two rooms in the house. Should my son Matthew fail to support and clothe my daughter Annie the property now willed to him is to be divided equally between Matthew and Annie.
  4. I will that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be celebrated six times as soon as possible after my death for the repose of the souls of Bridget Delaney and myself.
  5. I will that my just debt be paid as soon as possible after my decease.
  6. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made.
  7. I will to Patrick J. Delaney one Punt and to his son Joseph one Sheep.

Signed declared and Published at Placentia this 16th day of May A.D. 1921. MICHAEL DELANEY.
Signed by the Testator and acknowledged by him to be his last Will and Testament in our presence, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 8/22
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Patrick J.
May 8/22
Estate sworn
at $2505.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 24, 2002

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