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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
John Dunn


Will of John Dunn
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 262 probate year 1838

In re
     John Dunn       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. This my last will and testament I first bequeath my soul to God, my body to the earth rottenness and worms Secondly I appoint Patrick Browne of Sound Island in Placentia Bay to draw £39..7..6 sterling from James Stuart of St. John's and let my letter of credit to which I sined my hand to be his warrant and that the said Patrick Browne will pay out of it my depths and the balance remaining will be sent to my brother Patrick Dunn residing in the Town of Cloheaden Parish of Davids Town County Wexford Ireland and my wach and cloaths to be sent to my brother Thomas Dunn residing in the same place and to sell my skiff and craft and to send the money home. Pipers Hole Febuary 16th 1837. Patk Brown.    Witness Thomas Flinn his x mark.

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 Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 10, 2003)

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