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Will of Bridget Ganey
In the name of God Amen. I Bridget Ganey of Tilting Harbour Newfoundland being now in my perfect senses but being this some past troubled with a bodily complaint doth now make this my last will & testament all other wills by me made before to be null and void before this date First I give and bequeath to my loving son John Gany the sum of forty pounds nineteen shillings in the hands of Messrs. Slade & Co. he is to give me a decent burial at my death. I give unto my daughter Margaret Bryan the sum of fifteen pounds lodged in the same hands as the above and bequeath to my grandson Danl Kenedy a feather bed. The whole of my room and what other property I may have I bequeath to my loving son John Gany say comprehding the fishing room & gardens I recommend the said Danl Kenedy to remain with his uncle till of age. Given under my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight. Bridget her x mark Ganey. Witness, Jno Forsyth. George Johnson.
|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 (March 18, 2003)
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