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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Bridget Flannery


Will of Bridget Flannery
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 23 probate years 1827-1830

In re Bridget Flannery       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I Bridget Flannery of the town of St. John's Dealer being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks being given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all Christians once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner I give and bequeath unto my daughters Margaret and Ellen the House I now occupy together with the Interest arrising from the Ground adjoining said house held by me under lease from Thos. & Wm. Newman Together with all my Household Furniture Goods Debts and moveable Effects to be shared eqully between them both and I do utterly revolt and disannul all and every other former testaments Wills and Legacys by me in any wise before named Willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this 11th of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four. Bridget her X mark Flannery   Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Bridget Flannery as her last testament in the presence of such as have subscribed their names Timothy Flannery   Patk Power   Philip Browne.

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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: December 8, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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