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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
Robert Dooling


Will of Robert Dooling
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 370 & 371 probate year 1841

In re
     Robert Dooling       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Robert Dooling late of the Town of New Ross in the County of Wexford Ireland, but at present residing in the Town of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Butcher, being weakly in body though of perfect sound mind and understanding and being desirous to prevent disputes after my decease concerning such worldly property as Providence has granted to me, do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament, and I hereby revoke cancel and disavow all or any other made or said to have been made by me.
In the first place I bequeath my soul to God gave it in the hope of a glorious resurrection and my body to the earth to be interred in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors.
Secondly, I desire that all my just debts may be paid with all convenient speed.
Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my beloved nephew Patrick Walsh of Saint John's Butcher, all the right title and interest which I now or hereafter may have in all and every of the houses, farms, lands and tenements now in my possession or which are at present held by any person under me, with this understanding and to the following intent, use and purpose, that is to say, that those rights, titles and interests so bequeathed to my nephew as aforesaid are and shall continue to be intrust and for and to the use and benefit of my beloved son John Dooling of Saint John's aforesaid and his heirs lawfully begotten with full power to him my said said son to bequeath the same to whomsoever he shall think proper after his death, but by no means to alienate, sell, or in any manner dispose of the same or any part thereof during the lifetime of him my said son or during the lifetime of my daughter Anastasia Dooling And I hereby declare that is with the view and in order to prevent the said property being sold during the lifetime of my children that I am induced to bequeath it to my nephew in trust as aforesaid not doubting his kindness to cooperate with me in making provision for them.
Fourthly It is my will and I do hereby desire and ordain that my beloved daughter Anastasia Dooling shall receive yearly and every year during her life out of the profits issues or income arising or to arise out of my aforesaid property the full and clear sum of ten pounds currency money of Newfoundland to be paid on the twentieth day of November in each year.
Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my son John aforesaid all my stock including cattle, farming utensils and crop, and to him and my daughter Anastasia aforesaid all my household furniture to be divided between them as nearly equal as may be at the discretion of my executors and I hereby appoint and ordain my beloved nephew Patrick Walsh aforesaid and my friend John Furlong Fisherman of Saint John's aforesaid to be my executors to this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal at Saint John's aforesaid the ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. Robt. Dooling (LS)
Signed and sealed after being duly read in the presence of us Patk Kough.   Patrick Walsh     John Furlong.

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 (April 13, 2003)

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