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Will of John Dunn
This is the last will and testament of me John Dunn of St. John’s in the Central District of Newfoundland Farmer I give devise and bequeath to my wife Margaret Dunn all my farm and plantation situate on the north side of Mondays Pond near the town of St. John’s aforesaid together with all the cattle stock and every kind of property I may die possessed of to and for her own use and behoof absolutely. And I hereby appoint my said wife so executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other will or wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at St. John’s aforesaid this fourth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
John his X mark Dunn (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Dunn the testayor as and for his last will and testament having been first read over and explained in his presence and in the presence of the subscribing witnesses hereto, Robt R. W. Lilly, Timothy Mitchell.
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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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