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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Dunn


Will of James Dunn
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 84 probate year 1880
(This name is spelled Dunn and Dun in the will and Dunn in the will index)

In re
James Dunn deceased.

I James Dun of Saint John’s now in a bad state of health knowing that it is deemed that all men must dye I now will my soul to God and my body to the earth now bequeath to my daughter Catherine and to my son in law James Murphy all my house lands and property and out of my property James Murphy is to support my wife Johannah during her life and to berry me and my wife deasent acording to his meanes and pay all deats contracted by me and to have Masses said for our souls    Given from under my hand this 30th day of August     James his X mark Dunn     Witness Michael Collins, Clement Carew    My wife Johannah is to have full power and authority whilst liveing.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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