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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Garland


Will of Mary Garland
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 353-354 probate year 1859

In re
     Mary Garland      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Mary Garland formerly wife of Charles Steel deceased now wife of Samuel Garland of the north side of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland being in sound and disposing mind and memory, blessed be God for all His mercies, but being mindful of my latter and do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me,
First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God and pray that he will deal mercifully with me.
Secondly, I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds three and a quarter pr cents stock to my grandnephew Charles Steel Warren son of William and Margaret Warren.
Thirdly I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds three and a quarter pr cent stock to my grandnephew Samuel Piercey son of Joseph and Sarah Piercey.
Forthly, I give and bequeath all my residuary estate of every kind and description be it money stock houses land furniture or valuable securities to my husband Samuel Garland.
Fifthly, I appoint my husband Samuel Garland and Fras. C. K. Hepburn as my executors to see this my last will and testament carried out in every particular.
In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal in Trinity this twenty fourth day of December A.D. 1851. Mary her X mark Garland (LS)
Signed sealed and published as her last will and testament being read over to her and explained in presence of     B. Sweetland, James Johnston.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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