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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(F)
Owen Francis

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Eugene Owen Francis
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 513 probate year 1847

In re Owen Francis      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Eugene or Owen Francis being in good health and of sound mind memory and understanding but conscious of the infirmity of man do make ordain and publish this my last will and testament utterly revoking and annulling all and every wills and will by me heretofore made, that is to say, Imprimis, I humbly bequeath unto my God my immortal soul trusting in the mercies of a Crucified Jesus through the intercession of His Virgin Mother and my body to the grave there to await in hope of a glorious resurrection.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved niece Anne Anderson, alias Murphy, daughter of my late beloved sister Mary Murphy, alias Francis all the estate whether real or personal and all and every the goods and chattels I shall die possessed of whether the same shall be the money now to my credit in the new "Three and half per Cents" or any other monies or property whatsoever to her own sole use and behoof
Item, I do hereby constitute and appoint John Valentine Nugent of Saint John's in this Island Esquire, sole executor of this my will.
Given under my hand this twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. Owen Francis.
Made ordained and published on the day and in the year above written in presence of us at Bonavista in the Northern District of Newfoundland, Witness, Richard Cummins,   Roger Anderson.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Eugene Owen Francis
from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 61 to 63 probate year 1847.

In the name of God Amen, I Eugene or Owen Francis - being in good health and of sound mind memory and understanding but conscious of the infirmity of man do make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament utterly revoking and annulling all and every Wills and Will by me heretofore made, that is to say - Imprimis, I humbly bequeath unto my God my immortal soul trusting in the mercies of a crucified Jesus through the intercession of his virgin mother, and my body to the grave there to await in hope of a glorious Resurrection.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved niece Anne Anderson, alias Murphy, Daughter of my late beloved sister Mary Murphy, alias Francis all the estate whether real or personal and all and every the goods and chattels I shall die possessed of whether the same shall be the money now to my credit in the new "Three and half per Cents" or any other monies or property whatsoever to her own sole use and behoof
Item, I do hereby constitute and appoint John Valentine Nugent of Saint Johns in this Island Esquire, sole executor of this my Will. Given under my hand this twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. Owen Francis.
Made ordained and published on the day and in the year above written in presence of us at Bonavista in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Witness, Richard Cummins,   Roger Anderson.

In the Supreme Court
Richard Cummins of Bonavista in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, dealer, one of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the within will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see Owen Francis the Testator therein named duly publish and declare the same as and for his true will and testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of Roger Anderson the other subscribing Witness thereto. And this deponent further saith that the said Testator at the time of so signing and publishing his said Will was of sound mind and memory to the best of this Deponent's judgement and belief Richard Cummins
Sworn before me at St. Johns in the Central District this 20th day of May A.D. 1847 ~ Geo. Anderson. Comm of Affts.

 

 

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 Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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