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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Hayes



Will of Michael Hayes
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 373 probate year 1904

The last will of Michael Hayes late of Cupids Conception Bay, Fisherman deceased

This is the will of me Michael Hayes of Cupids Conception Bay Newfoundland I give and devise my estate and effects as follows. I give my dwelling house land and cow also my fenced land near my house (with the exception of the upper strip which I bought from John Cooke) unto my wife Mary Hayes during her life and after her death to my son Joseph Hayes I give to my son Patrick Hayes the upper strip mentioned above My garden near the cross roads I give to my son William Hayes also my sleigh to William And my property on the Labrador I divide as follows To my son Patrick I give one boat called Can't help It and a place to build a house and stage And the remainder of Labrador property I give and and divide equally between my sons William and Joseph. And I appoint James Wells executor of this my will. Dated this eight day of March A.D. 1904. Michael his X mark Hayes. Signed by the testator in the joint presence of us who thereupon signed our names in his and each others presence having been first read over to testator. Patrick Haberlin     Michael J. Hayes

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will of Michael Hayes
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 28, 1904
Emerson J.
Letters of Probate
granted on the
27th day of June
A.D. 1904 to
James Wells
Estate sworn
at $400.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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