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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sarah Lannigan


Will of Sarah Lannigan
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 304 probate year 1919)

In re Sarah Lannigan       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. This is the last Will and Testament of me, Sarah Lannigan, of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow of the late John Lannigan. 1. It is my will and desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall first see that all my just debts, testamentary and funeral expenses are first paid out of my estate. 2. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Sarah, wife of Richard Rodgers, all my estate, consisting of moneys, lands, houses, goods, chattals and effects which I may die possessed of, whether bequeathed to me under the will of my late husband, or otherwise acquired by me, to have and to hold to my said daughter Mary Sarah for her sole and separate use and benefit. My said daughter having full authority to assign or transfer any of the said estate herein bequeathed to her to any one or more of my said sons, if in her opinion the may require the same. 3. I hereby appoint my friend Michael Power (?)ec., of St. John's aforesaid, Master Cooper, Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Lastly I hereby revoke all former Wills that may have been made by me. In Testimony whereof I have subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid the 20th day of November A.D. 1911. Sarah Lannigan. Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and testament, in the presence of us, who - in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses. Michael Power. F.J. Morris

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 25/19
Horwood c.j.
Adm granted to
Francis J. Morris
March 27/19
Estate sworn at



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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