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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of David Harrigan
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 382 probate year 1923
In re DAVID HARRIGAN. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me David Harrigan, fisherman, of Joe Batts Arm in the Island of Newfoundland, made this fourteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty one 14th Sept 1921.
I hereby revoke all former wills and Testamentary dispositions at any time made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
I hereby give and bequeath unto my son Patrick his heirs and assigns absolutely forever, all my real and personal estate, both at Joe Batts Arm and also what is situate on Little Fogo Island including land houses and all fishing gear etc etc of which I am the lawful possessor.
I also give and bequeath to my son Patrick the residue of whatever monies I possess after all my just debts and funeral expenses shall have been paid, including dues I owe the Rev. Dr. Jones since 1914, which shall be paid from my estate after my death.
I hereby nominate and appoint Michael Hackett of Joe Batts Arm to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament and ordain that he shall have five Masses said for the repose of my soul to be paid out of my estate.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of Sept (14 Sept) Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty one. DAVID HARRIGAN.
Signed published and declared as and for my last Will and Testament on the 14th of Sept one thousand nine hundred and twenty one in the presence of us both who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Michael Hackett John Beson Ed J. Jones.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 1 /23
June 1 /23
|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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