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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Cornelius O'Brien


Will of Cornelius O’Brien
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 471 probate year 1923

In re

Bay Bulls
Novr 26 1912

The last will and testament of Cornelius O’Brien of Bay Bulls    I Cornelius O’Brien do give and bequeath to my wife Mary Obrien her ears & successors My Old Homestead Dwelling House Shop Stores and Out Houses and Kitchen garden on the west side of the house and hen yard in the rare of the Stable.    To have and to hold and to suit her own convenience from this day forward and whatever money is left after my Funeral expenses is paid is allso to be hers.    Together with the furniture and whatever belongs to the house also to be hers.
I also give & bequeath to my sons Arthur Edward O’Brien and Francis Patrick O’Brien all my Waterside property known as my Fishing Room and everything belonging to the Fishery. Also my gardens and meadows situated in Bay Bulls Harbour and my land on Moklars road & Wakers Sawpit. All to be equally divided between them. The Horse and Carriage and all Farming utentils is also to be theirs.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 21/23
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A.
granted to
Mary O’Brien
Nov 22/23
Estate sworn
at $3100.00



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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