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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Dunn


Will of Catherine Dunn
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 55 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Catherine Dunn       deceased.

In the name of God Amen This is the last will and Testament of me Catherine Dunn of Outer Cove Road near St. John's I appoint Henry R. Cook Farmer to be the executor of this my last will and testament. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen Breen one half of my farm land including Dwelling House and all erections thereon for ever. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Lynch the remaining half of my land (being that lying to the south westward of the road leading from the Main road to the Dwelling House for and during her lifetime and after her death to my daughter Ellen Breen and her assigns for ever. The residue of my estate I give to my said daughter Ellen Breen It is my will and desire that my daughter Ellen Breen shall have two masses a year for the first two years following my decease said for the repose of my soul and that of my late husband.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this first day of January A.D. 1904 Catherine Dunn.
Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Charles H. Emerson   Peter his x mark Leary.    Henry R Cook.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Catherine Dunn deceased.
End D.M.B.      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
March 18/06
Emerson J.
granted to
Henry R. Cook
on the 21st
day of July
A.D. 1906.
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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)

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