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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sarah Gahaney


Will of Sarah Gahaney
(name is also spelled Ghaney)
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 425 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Sarah Gahaney       deceased

I Sarah Gahaney widow of the deceased John Gahaney of Colliers Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this as my last will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions, heretofore at any time by me made. I hereby bequeath all I possess both house and property to my grandson Thomas Ghaney to have and to hold after my decease and that he (Thos. Ghaney) is not to deprive my daughter Fanny Ghaney of her rights and home; but to look to her and support her while ever she remains unmarried with him.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this the fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety six Sarah her X mark Ghaney.    Witness having been first read over and explained to her. James Hearn    Michael Hearn.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Sarah Ghaney.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 23/04
Emerson J.
adm. cta.
granted on the
21st day of January A.D.
1905 to Thomas
William Hearn
Matthew Whelan



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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