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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Denis Dooley


Will of Denis Dooley
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 387 probate year 1904

The last will of Denis Dooley late of St. John's, Butcher, deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Denis Dooley of St. John's Newfoundland butcher being of sound and disposing mind but believing myself seriously ill make this my last will and testament hereby annulling all former wills by me at any time made. To my beloved wife, Mary, I will and bequeath all my property, both real and personal consisting of house, furniture, business, cattle, monies, and lands, to have and to hold during the term of her natural life except as hereafter provided. To my son, Michael, the same connection in the business as he has had with me and also after my wife's death the house savings and farms. I hereby confirm my daughter Catherine Tobin in the property known as "The Pennywell Road ??? Estate" and which she already holds possession To my daughters, Bride and Hannah to have a home and support as always with their mother as long as they remain unmarried and after their mother's death the sum of four thousand dollars each. Hannah must always be provided for out of business by my son Mike To my daughter Sister Mary Bernard of the Mercy Order the sum of two thousand dollars after her mother's death, which sum I will to go with her wherever she goes to remain in the convent in which she dies. I hereby appoint James Tobin executor of this my last will & testament in testimony of which I hereby set my hand & seal this 4th day of October 1904 Denis his X mark Dooley (LS) Signed in our presence & in the presence of each other Rev. Jas. McNamara.     L.E. Keegan M.D.

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Denis Dooley
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 15/04
Emerson J.
Probate granted to
James Tobin
the executor on the 17
October 1904
Estate $31200.00



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 transcribed by Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 19, 2002

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