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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Dunn


Will of Mary Dunn
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 430 & 431 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Mary Dunn       deceased

The last will and testament of me Mary Dunn I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I appoint Michael Nowlan of Pearetown(?) to be the executor of this my will. I give devise and bequeath to Alice Walsh of Kilbride the sum of twelve dollars. I give devise and bequeath to Richard Dunn all my farm at present leased to John Nash upon the condition that he the said Richard Dunn will within six months duly release and discharge all claims which he may have upon and to the land and house at Pearetown(?) now occupied by Michael Nowlan and convey all his interest therein unto the said Michael Nowlan or some other in trust for the two present surviving children of the said Michael Nowlan by his late wife Ellen Nowlan and if the said Richard Dunn refuses or neglects to give the said release and conveyance within the said period then the said land leased to John Nash as aforesaid is to pass to the said Michael Nowlan for the use of the said two children for ever.
Dated the 26th day of November 1903. Mary her X mark Dunn
signed by the Testatrix (by making her mark) and acknowledged by her to be her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses after the same was read over & explained Martin W. Furlong.    Patk. J. Walsh.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Mary Dunn
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feby 8/05
Emerson J.
granted to
Michael Nowlan
on the 9th day
of February
A.D. 1905



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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