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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Larkin


Will of Patrick Larkin
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 547-548 probate year 1877

In re
     Patrick Larkin deceased
In the name of God Amen.     The 18th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.     I Patrick Larkin of the harbour of Broadcove Bonavista Bay in the northern district of the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of this life and that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, I give bequeath and dispose of it in the following manner- I give and bequeath to my dear wife Frances Larkin all my right , title and interest in half my dwelling house, one half my store house, one half my stable, one half my potatoe cellar and the whole and entire of a pig and goat-house, one half of three potatoe gardens and meadow ground, one half three cabbage gardens, one half the Fish Flake, The whole and entire of all my goods and chattels as follows, two large clothes chests, four boxes, two trunks, one cooking stove and cooking utensils, four tables, six chairs, one mare, harness, woodslide, bridal and saddle, my clock and watch bed and bedding, farming utensils, and after all lawful debts due of me are paid and all expenses attending decent Christian burial, I do also give and bequeath to my wife Frances Larkin (before mentioned) all the money I will be owner of at the time of my death to use or expend as she may deem fit during the course of her life but should any of my money be left or unexpended after my wife's death allowing her lawful debts to be paid, together with the expenses of decent Christian burial, I do give and bequeath the before mentioned money to my brother John Larkin now living and residing at Granny Nook, Killmacow, County Kilkenny, Ireland.     And I do hereby utterly revoke and disannull every other will ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. And I do also further appoint Simon Tobin and Thomas Aylward both of Broad Cove to be my executrix and the executor of this my will.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before written.

Patrick Larkin (LS) Signed sealed pronounced and delivered by the said Patrick Larkin as his last will and testament in the presence of Saml. Rowsell. David Candow.

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 Joanne Connors Parandjuk

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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