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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Edward Gladney
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 584 probate
EDWARD GLADNEY. DECEASED.
In the name of God Amen.
I Edward Gladney do make this
my last will and testament.
and bequeath to my son Edward Gladney this house and property situated on the
Portugall Cove Road together with cattle an every thing as it stand also the
the cleared land known as Darby place i also give to my son Edward
Gladney — also
fifteen acres of land situated on the Broad Cove Road. I give to my son Patrick
Gladney ten acres of land on Broad Cove Road bounded
by the late John Caule to my son Richard Gladney if he return I give the piece
of land known as A Shears place on the Portugal Cove Road bounded by the Nearine estate thirty acres the balance of Darbys to be divided between my sons James
Gladney and John Gladney bounded by Butlers pond
and the Club House to my daughters Bridget and Mary i give one shilling each
a home in
I declare this to be my last will and
EDWARD his X mark GLADNEY
signed in our presence
and in the presence of each other this twenty eighth 28 day of October nineteen
hundred and eleven 1911
Witness John his X mark Murphy
Wm T Murphy
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 16/24
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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