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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Hearn


Will of Richard Hearn
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 393 probate year 1919

In re Richard Hearn       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Hearn, of Colliers C.B. in the District of Harbor Main, Licensed Publican, in perfect memory and recollection, [God be praised] do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say: First. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son, James Hearn, all the land and property situate at Riverhead of Colliers aforesaid, to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. Secondly. I give and bequeath unto my lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn, all the land and property left me by my father James Hearn at the time of his decease and to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death, together with the parlor end of my house, my bed-room, cows and sheep. Thirdly. I give devise and bequeath, unto my son, John Hearn, the remainder of my dwelling house, reserving the following clause. That each of my daughters, Elizabeth and Diana shall have free access to her bed-room and to my whole household until such time as she may be married. Fourthly. I give and bequeath equal parts of my Stable and outhouses to my lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn and my son John Hearn. Fifthly. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Hearn, all the land to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death, situate down the Harbor, next to property owned by Michael Hearn. Sixthly. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son John Hearn my Caplin boat Seine and all my fishing gear. My horse, cart, wheels and everything connected therewith with the reserve that my elder son, James Hearn shall be entitled to the use of the same whenever he shall require them. Seventhly. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Hearn my portion of the store situate nearly opposite my dwelling house and now owned by myself and others conjointly. Eightly. I hereby appoint my lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn, sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament. Ninthly. I hereby revoke all former testamentary writings by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed and set at Colliers aforesaid this eighteenth day of March Anno Domini. One thousand, eight hundred and ninety-nine. Richard Hearn. Signed and delivered in the presence of us who at the request of the said Richard Hearn in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses this 18th day of March A.D. 1899 at Colliers aforesaid. Witnesses. Michael Hearn. William his X mark Castigan.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 28/19
Horwood CJ.
Letter of Adm
C.T.A granted
to Simon
Dec 1/19.
Estate sworn
at $500.00



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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 29, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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