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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Hendry


Will of Richard Hendry
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 547 & 548 probate year 1906

In re the estate of
      Richard Hendry,       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Richard Hendry of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, farmer, hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time made.

  • First. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella and my daughters Jessie, Isabella, and Maggie (a name is very faint above Maggie, it may be Jennie) share and share alike that piece or parcel of land with the dwelling-house thereon situate on the Portugal Cove road containing about thirty acres, and known as Ferns Hollow Cottage.
  • Second. I give and bequeath to my sons James, Charles and William, share and share alike that piece or parcel of land situate on the back of the piece or parcel of land hereinbefore described, and separated therefrom by a brook.

I appoint my said wife sole executrix thereto.
Dated at St. John's this 2nd day of February A.D. 1900. Richard Hendry.
Signed published and declared by the said testator, as and for his last will and testament, in our presence, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereto Chas H. Hutchings     Jessie E. White

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Richard Hendry.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Feby 19/06
Chief Justice
Probate granted
on the 20th day
of February
A.D. 1906 to
$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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 25, 2002

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