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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Geary


Will of John Geary
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 231 probate year 1857

In re
     John Geary      deceased.

I John Geary of Carbonear make my last will and testament bequething to His Lordship the Right Reverend Doctor Dalton Bishop of Carbonear what money is left belonging to me after my debts and expences are paid praying His Lordship to recieve it for the good of my soul.
John his X mark Geary.
Witness, Thomas Geary, Edmund Sweeney, Carbonear February 18th 1857.

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 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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