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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Heathen


Will of Michael Heathen
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 347-348 probate year 1859
(This name is spelled Hayden and Heathen in the will and Heathen in the wills index)

In re
     Michael Hayden      deceased.

In the name of God Amen 4th day of June 1857.     I Michael Heathen of Torbay in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and and memory thanks be given unto God do mak an publish this my last will and testament that is to say I give and bequate to Mary Brown the garden I hold at westward side of the road leading from Torbay to Flatrock in the presence of Francis Smyth in witness whereof hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first aforesaid. Michael his X mark Heathen- Witness Francis Smyth. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Michael Heathen as his last will and testament in the presence of Jan James Gos
Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
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Page 347
In re
      Michael Heathen deceased
Likewise I auterise James Goss and Francis Smith to draw my rent yearly from Thomas Martin Likewise what remain after his funeral is to be divided between Father Troy and Father O'Connor for Masses after Thomas Martin lase is expired forteen years at one pound five shillings the term nearly half out yeare to let it or sell it or cause it to be let or sold for the same as affoesaid I Michael Heathen very sick and wake of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for it do publish this my will and testament I auterise you James Goss and Francis Smith to receive and collect what money or moneys that I gave ye an account of as far lies in your power and have it divided as afforesaid that is between Father Troy and Father O'Connor.    James Goss Francis Smith Trustees.
See preceding page
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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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