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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
Mary Dollard


Will of Mary Dollard
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 369 & 370 probate year 1841

In re
     Mary Dollard       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Mary Dollard of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland being infirm in body but of sound mind and memory understanding do make declare and publish this my last will & testament, first I bequeath my body to the ground hoping in confidence the promise of a glorious resurrection and my soul to the bosom of a merciful Redeemer in the hope of a blissful eternity
Item to the Right Revd Dr. Fleming or his successor one pound p. year for Masses for my soul and one pound p. year for Masses for the soul of my deceased husband Patrick Dollard during my term of the houses I now occupy.
Item, To the Revd. Father Forristal the sum of one pound for Masses for the soul of me and my husband during his residence in this district after which to go to Bishop Fleming or his successor.
Item, to the Presentation Convent for its support the sum of two pounds the same to be paid in curre'y by the after named executors
All the rest of my worldly property I bequeath to my daughter Catherine Dollard after all my lawful debts and the debts of my husband Patrick Dollard together with my funeral expenses are paid. I do hereby appoint Thomas Meagher of St. John's Carpenter and Michael Harding Cooper said place to be my sole executors in all all matters respecting this my last will and see that all things be done according to its true intent and meaning. Mary her x mark Dollard.
Signed sealed and delivered in St. John's this fifth day of August eighteen hundred and forty in presence of Thomas Power.    James Dempsey.

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 24, 2003)

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