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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Martin Dwyer


Will of Martin Dwyer
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 82 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Martin Dwyer       deceased.

In the name of God amen. I Martin Dwyer of St. John's Newfoundland, being ill in health, but of sound mind and therefore do make this my last will and Testament in the order following that is to say I give and devise and bequeath to my son James Dwyer one third of the land and all the dwelling house with all the household effects, and to my son Michael Dwyer one third of said land and to my son Robert Dwyer one third of said land and my wife Bridget Dwyer to hold possession of all until her deceased, the said land situated on the Outer pond road in the rear of St. John's aforesaid and containing (Forty) 40 acres more or less, with all my real and personal estate to which I may or shall be entitled to at the time of my decease to have and to hold the same unto my three sons James, Michael and Robert Dwyer their heirs and assigns forever, and I constitute my daughter Elizabeth Retley my Executrix of St. John's aforesaid of this my last will and Testament, hereby breaking all former wills by me at any time made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifth day of September one thousand nine hundred and four. Martin his x mark Dwyer   witness John Jenkinson
The foregoing last will and Testament of Martin Dwyer was signed by the said Testator Martin Dwyer as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his sight and presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses. Witnesses John Dillon.    James Leary   Executrix Elizabeth Retley.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Martin Dwyer deceased
END DMB      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 (December 16, 2002)

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