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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)
Patrick Dwyer


Will of Patrick Dwyer
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 407 probate year 1843

In re
     Patrick Dwyer       deceased.

In the name of God, Amen. I Patrick Dwyer of Port de Grave in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind & memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament. I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God in the hope of a joyful resurrection through Jesus Christ my Saviour. I order all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. I bequeath to my lawful wife Mary Dwyer all the land northward of the public Road together with the dwelling thereon erected with the store and water side fronting the said dwelling house likewise all the household furniture all outstanding debts belonging to the estate I bequeath to James Cutleton (son of Michl Cutleton, Tailor) the garden south of the public road and the cellar erected thereon, one feather bed, my own watch, one sealing gun and one suit new clothes, the whole of the above to be delivered to the said James Cutleton when at the age of twenty one his heirs or assigns. I hereby constitute and appoint Thomas Butler of Port de Grave and Patrick Fardy of Brigus to be executors of this my last will. Patrick his x mark Dwyer (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator in our presence who at his last request and in his presence and the presence of each other have affixed our names hereto, Thomas Butler,   Patrick Fardy, witnesses. Port de Grave Newfoundland, August the second one thousand eight hundred & forty two.

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 (April 13, 2003)

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