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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Cornelius Dennehy


Will of Cornelius Dennehy
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 23 probate year 1879

In re
Cornelius Dennehy deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Cornelius Dennehy of St. John’s Tailor.     First, I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.     Second. I give devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named all my property and effects upon trust in the first place from and out of the proceeds rents and profits thereof to pay to my old housekeeper Anne Bryan the sum of twenty pounds yearly and every year during the period of her natural life. The rest to my executrix in trust to dispose of same for Masses and such other charitable purposes for the benefit of my soul as she may think proper.    The annuity to my said housekeeper to be chargeable upon and payable out of the rents of the house I now occupy.    I nominate my niece Hanorah Dennehy as executrix of this my will and revoke all other wills by me made.     Witness my hand at St. John’s this 28th day of January 1879.     Cornelius his X mark Dennehy.     Witnesses. Edwd Maher.    Robert J. Kent.

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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