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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Laurence Finlay


Will of Laurence Finlay
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 101 probate year 1913

In re Laurence Finlay      deceased.

I Laurence Finlay of Carbonear in the island of Newfoundland being weak in Body but in full possession of all my mental faculties do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Finlay her heirs administrators and assigns all my worldly possessions that is a piece of land situate in Carbonear aforesaid of which Boundaries and measurement are set forth in a Bill of Sale from Patrick Kinsella which I leave in her my daughters possession I also Bequeath unto her my Dwelling houses and all there in contained such as furniture Beds Bedding etc. to dispose of after my death as she may deem fit for her own personal interest I also hereby appoint William Dowdy as my sole executor of this my last will and testament
In witness whereof I do hereby affix my signature this 10th day of February A.D. 1905 - Lawrence his X mark Finlay -
Signed by the Testator Laurence Finlay in our presence of us and in presence of each other as witnesses James Walsh.     Owen Grady.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Aug 18/13
Adm. C.t.a.
Aug 26/13
to D. M.
sworn at



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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