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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Ghaney
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 page 369 probate
This name is spelled Gaheney in the will index, and Ghaney in
William Ghaney deceased.
I William Ghaney Colliers District
of Hr. Main fisherman being of sound & disposing mind & memory
do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will & testamentary
dispositions heretofore at any time by me made. I hereby appoint James
Whelan to be the executor of this my last will & testament.
I leave to my lawful wife the dwelling house to have until her death
I also leave to my lawful wife the cow The heifer I give to Nicholas which will help him to get a horse I request Nicholas to support his
mother & I
give him the house after her death
I leave my son Samuel that
piece of land under fence to the east of ditch given him by me. I leave
the ridge to be equally divided between my four sons, Edward,
John Samuel & William.
I leave to the youngest son, Nicholas the remaining
portion of my land.
I leave all my out-houses for the use of all my sons.
I witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this the Fourth day of November
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine William
his x mark Ghaney Signed and acknowledged
by the said William Ghaney as an for his last will & testament
in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the
presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. James
Whelan James Hearn
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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