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|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
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.
Will of William Mullowney
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.
Newfoundland. Northern District. Brigus. To wit.
|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.
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