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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
Arthur Duff


Will of Arthur Duff
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 409 probate year 1886

In re
     Arthur Duff      deceased.

I Arthur Duff of Holy Rood do make this my last will and testament I will and desire that my wife Mary Duff after my death become sole proprietor of all I possess making it however obligatory on her to divide as she may think fit between our six unmarried sons the land and other property at her death. I appoint John Kennedy and Patrick Mayers as my executors. In witness whereof I put my hand & seal this 7th day of Jany 1870 Arthur Duff. in the presence of Rev. Jeremiah O'Donnell, James X (his mark) Mayers.     Patrick X (his mark) Duff.

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 Joanne Connors Parandjuk

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (July 25, 2003)

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