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Will of Denis Doyle
Be it known unto all men that I Dennis Doyle of the Island of Newfoundland being at the time of this indenture of sound body and mind do hereby willingly make this my will and testament That after my decease all my goods chattels and property whatsoever owned by me I bequeath to my wife Catherine Doyle for the natural time of her life to be by her enjoyed and after her decease the said goods chattels and property whatsoever to be divided as follows- To my son Thomas Doyle his heirs and assigns all and singular the goods and chattels together with four tenements of houses and a garden measuring twenty eight by twenty situated in Flower Hill Lane. And to my son Richard Doyle his heirs and assigns one tenement as above situated in Flower Hill Lane, all of which is my right and lawful property and free from all incumbrance. Dennis his X mark Doyle (LS) Witness H.W. Seymour, John Webber, Signed and sealed this ninth day of June 1864
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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