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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(F)
Catherine Farrell

 

Will of Catherine Farrell
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 91 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Catherine Farrell       deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Catherine Farrell of the South Side of Harbor Grace widow of John Farrell late of same place fisherman deceased. I give devise and bequeath unto my adopted son who is known as James Farrell (but who is the illegitimate offspring of Andrew Norcott and Susan Fry) and who is now living with me and supporting me all the estate property and effects of all and every kind soever of which I may die possessed or which may accrue or become payable to my estate at any time or times thereafter for his own sole use and benefit absolutely and forever. And I appoint the said James Farrell as sole executor of this my will. Dated at Harbor Grace this 10th June A.D. 1901 Catherine her x mark Farrell
Signed published and declared as and for her last will and testament by the said Testatrix Catherine Farrell in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in presence of each other have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses the same having been first read over and explained to her and she understanding the same hereunto affixed her signature by making her mark thereto before me. M. A. Kearney.   O. D. Francis

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Catherine Farrell deceased
End DMB      D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
Fiat
 
Probate
granted to
James Farrell
on the 28th
day of November
A.D. 1906
value of Est.
$400.00

 

 

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 18, 2002)

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