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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Doyle



Will of James Doyle
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 113 probate year 1913

In re James Doyle      deceased.

In the name of God Amen I James Doyle do make this my last will and Testament First I leave and bequeath to my son Neil Doyle all my land my house furniture and all that's in the house except one bed my bed which I leave to my grand child Bernard - my horse and all that belongs to him such as harness slide to be Neil also stage and stage room & flake and two skiffs and my part of the cod-trap To my son Denis all that piece of land my part which is situate at Gull Isd. Pond I leave to Mary Layman my daughter the piece of land from Peter Doyles boundarys to all into the 3 beds of potatoes some masses are to be said for my soul - Sgd James his X mark Doyle -
In presence of and as witnesses Arthur Doyle    Michael his X mark Layman
The above will was first read over to the witnesses Gull Isd Nov 22. 1908
J. Lynch P.P. present

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 3/13
Adm. C.t.a.
Oct 11/13
granted to
Rev. Jas. Lynch
Ml. Layman
Arthur Doyle
sworn at



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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