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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Hynes


Will of Patrick Hynes
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 211 probate year 1882

In re
      Patrick Hynes deceased.

The last will and testament of Patrick Hynes of St. John’s Newfoundland Decr 16th 1881 I do hereby leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary all my property and effects with a small sum of money that is in the Union Bank. and at her demise or before it she may dispose of it as she please    Signed Decr 16th 1881.    Patrick Hynes.    Witness, Patrick Reardon,    Philip Hally.

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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