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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Laurence Grant
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 329 & 330 probate year 1840
Laurence Grant deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Laurence Grant being weak of body but of perfect memory and understanding do will that my body be decently interred and as to what property I am possessed of I bequeath as follows,
To the Right Revd Doctor Flemming I will and bequeath the sum of five pounds currency,
To the Revd. Thomas Waldron I bequeath the sum of forty shillings curry,
to the Revd. John Forristal I bequeath the sum of forty shillings curry
to the Revd. Keron Walsh I bequeath the sum of forty shillings curry,
to my beloved brother John Grant I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds sterling,
to my beloved brother Michael Grant I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds sterling,
to my beloved sister Mary Grant I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds sterling
and to my beloved sister Honora Grant alias Fitzgerald I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds sterling,
and if there should be any money remaining after the above bequests it is my will and desire that it should be given to the Treasurer of the Benevolent Irish Society for the benefit of the poor.
I ordain and appoint Mr. Edmund Walsh and Mr. Patrick Haydon to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all other wills made by me.
Given under my hand and seal this fourth day of April 1840. Laurence his X mark Grant (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by the testator in presence of
Patrick Brazil, Junr. Owen Phelan. Francis Neagle.
D. M. Browning
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)
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