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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Hally


Will of James Hally
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 276 & 277 probate year 1838

In re
     James Hally       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I James Hally of the County of Waterford Cooper being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, First and principally I command my soul to Almighty God, and my body I desire may be decently interred at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, and as to such worldly estate as God of his goodness hath bestowed upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows that is to say, I give and devise all my house hold furniture goods and effects and estates wheresoever situated unto my beloved wife Mary Hally and Alice Comerford my mother their heirs and assigns for ever, share and share alike and it is my particular regard that they do live together in peace, and in the event of their not agreeing and live separate from each other then and in that case only my mother is only to receive one fourth. I also give and bequeath to my nephew James Walsh my watch and I hereby appoint Nicholas Coady and Thomas Tarrahan my executors. James Hally (LS) Signed sealed and published this 28th day of December 1837 in presence of David Crotty.    Philip Brown.   R. Holden.

Certified Correct,
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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 12, 2003)

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