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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Hearn


Will of Mary Hearn
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 56-57 probate year 1879

In re
Mary Hearn deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Mary Hearn widow of the late Daniel Hearn do make and ordain the following as and for my last will and testament.     First After the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I will and bequeath those houses and tenements belonging to me and occupied by the Flinns at River Head together with the land and garden in the rear of said houses to my beloved daughter Ellen to her sole separate use and benefit-    The house now occupied by me and previously held by Mrs. Kennedy and the ground or garden in the rear of said house now let my me to Mrs. Scully & Mrs. Furlong I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Catherine to her sole separate use and benefit.    That house and ground now rented by me to Joseph Aspell I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Anne McDonald to be taken and held by her on her attaining the age of twenty one years and in the mean time the said house shall be let and the rents and profits thereof received by my executors and deposited in Bank until she shall attain such age when the same shall be paid over to her with the accumulated interest thereon-    But in the event of the death of the said Mary Anne McDonald before attaining full age as aforesaid then said house ground rents issues and profits thereof shall go to my grandson Michael McDonald-    The watch given me by my son Michael I give and bequeath to my said grandson Michael    All the rest residue and remainder of goods monies chattels and effects I may die possessed of or entitled to I bequeath to my said daughters Ellen and Catherine share and share alike     I appoint my said daughter Catherine executrix of this my last will and testament    I testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of May A.D. 1868    Mary X Hearn (LS) Signed sealed and declared in presence of Jos I. Little, R. Raftus.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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