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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Simon Morris


Will of Simon Morris
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 234 probate year 1857

In re
     Simon Morris      deceased.

In the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Amen.     I will and bequeath the farm of Branscombs Pond now tenanted by Kane and his son to my son Edward Leo Morris together with whatever other property I may possess at the hour of my death.
St. John's Newfdland November 21, 1855.     Simon Morris.

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 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 AST)

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