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Will of Henry Dunn
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Dunn Trader in Bayly's Cove Bonavista in the Northern District of Newfoundland- I give devise and bequeath all my lands tenements and hereditaments of whatsoever description and wheresoever situate and also all my personal goods and chattels debts and effects in possession or in action whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of my wife Susannah Dunn her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and tenure thereof. And I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of July A.D. 1867. Henry X (his mark) Dunn (LS) Signed by the said testator as his last will and in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. David Candow, J.P. Jno. G. Skelton, J.P.
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (June 11, 2003)
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