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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Mullowney

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of William Mullowney
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 520 probate year 1847.

In re William Mullowney      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I William Mullowney of Harbor Main, Planter being sick of body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament, first I bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Mullowney whatever ready money may be in her possession for her own private use and benefit and it is also my wish that she may enjoy the sure privileges as mistress of my house as she did during my life.
2dly, I bequeath to my son John Mullowney the residue of my property personal and or real (that is to say) the whole of my farm and stock, viz, one horse, three cows, one cod sein, one caplin sein, two herring nets, one skiff & &&c.
3rdly, I bequeath to my grand children Elizabeth Mary and William Mullowney one feather bed each.
4thly, I also bequeath to my daughters Ellen and Elizabeth one heifer calf each.
Given under my hand this thirty first day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty four. William Mullowney Witnesses, John his X mark Brick,    John Woodford.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of William Mullowney
from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 105 & 106, probate year 1847.

In the Name of God. Amen. I William Mullowney of Harbour Main Planter being sick of body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament, first I bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Mullowney whatever ready money may be in her possession for her own private use and benefit and it is also my wish that she may enjoy the sure priviledges as mistress of my House as she did during my life. I bequeath to my son John Mullowney the residue of my property personal and real that is to say, the whole of my Farm and stock, viz: One Horse, Three Cows, one Cod Sein, One Caplin Sein, Two Herring Nets, one Skiff &c. &c. I bequeath to my Grand Children Elizabeth, Mary and William Mullowney one Feather bed each. I also bequeath to my Daughters Ellen and Elizabeth one Heifer Calf each.
Given under my hand this Thirty first day of August One Thousand Eight hundred and Forty four. William Mullowney. Witnesses, John his X mark Brick,   John Woodford.

Newfoundland. Northern District. Brigus. To wit.
This Deponent John Woodford of Harbour Main in the Northern District of Newfoundland. Fisherman a subscribing witness to the within Will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see William Mullowney the Testator in the within Will named duly sign publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of John Brick the other Subscribing Witness to the same. And this deponent further saith that the said Testator at the time of publishing this said Will was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of this Deponent's judgment and belief. John Woodford
Sworn before me at Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland this Twenty fourth day of July, One thousand Eight hundred and forty seven. A.D. 1847.
John Cozins(?) Commissioner of Affidavits in the Supreme Court.

 

 

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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