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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Neil


Will of John Neil
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 192-193 probate year 1855

In re
     John Neil      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I John Neil of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Mariner, being sick of body but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament It is my wish and desire that all my lawful debts be first paid and my body be decently interred I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Ellen the dwelling house now in the my occupancy together with all my household furniture beds and bed clothes I also will and bequeath to my wife aforesaid the schooner Victoria with all her materials It is my desire that the aforesaid vessel shall be sold hereby revoking and annulling all former wills made by me and appointing my wife aforesaid my executrix Signed sealed published and declared this eleventh day of June 1855, John Neil (LS)
In presence of Patrick Brazil, James Dwyer.

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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