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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard B. Holden


Will of Richard B. Holden
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 428-429 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Richard B. Holden of St. John’s
Gentleman deceased

      April 1895 -    Is dark and if I F??n out what would the neighbours think of me, and I am too old to be rambling about this hour of of the morning. I fervently pray that the almighty will look down upon me, and forgive me for having been a wicked sinner, half past three took two Coskels pills, I feel awfull shakey. Oh what a feeling nervousness is, my hand do not shake, but I feel out of sorts altogether, but at my age I cannot expect to be clear of all the ills, which we must expect when we arive at my age. Thank God up to this time I have enjoyed good health. Thank God my intellect is as clear as it was when I a young man, half past three o’clock I feel a little drowsy but too nervous to go to sleep. Up to this time I have not received from Sir. Munn the account of Pynn’s Estate for 1894 but I wish it to be understood that should I die without a will, my interest in Pynn’s Estate shall go to my wife Mary Holden during her life time, and after her death I leave it to my nephew Richard Canning son of my sister Ann Canning, my Gold watch and chain I give to my wife Mary Holden together with the Household furniture in the cottage owned by her, also a debenture for one hundred and twenty dollars awarded to me for land taken under the Saint John’s Rebuilding act. My snuf box I give to Joseph Green Esq Q.C. and my walking cane to Michael Carty Esq Barrister at Law.
4 o’clock Beautiful calm morning. (Sgd) Richard B. Holden. ¼ after 4 o’clock I will try and take a nap in the arm chair 20 to 6 washed and dressed, 6 o’clock went out, went to bed at half past ten.
6th Up at 6 o’clock went to Town came home to breakfast at ¼ after 10. Beautiful morning went to Town, came to dinner at ½ past one, come home at Three, did not go out until after tea.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of a memorandum purporting to be the last will and Testament of Richard B. Holden deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Admn. C.t.a
granted to
Mary Holden
Ap 14: 1898
sworn under



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