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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Dan Jennings


Will of Dan Jennings
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 406-407 probate year 1875
(In the will he specifies 3 nieces but lists 4 names)

In re
     Dan Jennings deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I now make my last will and testament from the date as testified.     I fully bequeath all my present possessions vizt all my landed property here at Aquafort and in St. John’s in the Island of Newfdland to my three nieces & nephew vizt Mr. Dan Henry Winsor on one part Mrs Anna Winsor Junior, Mrs. Sarah Ann Butler Mrs. Emma Butler Mrs. Hannah Winsor Fall this latter niece now residing at Portsmouth Dorset England     Preserving during my sister’s natural life all & everything that may accrew from rents & everything in the shape of money property to be enjoyed by her and thence to be appropriated as above N.B. My funeral expenses to be borne by the proceeds of my private property now at Aquaforte     With those plane remarks of my signature I do hope it may be justly contributed     Given under my hand at Aquafort in the Island of Newfoundland this 1st day of November Anno Domino 1870,

Dan Jennings (LS)     Witness Annie Jennings Winsor, Clara Isabell Winsor.

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)

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