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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John O'Brien


Will of John O'Brien
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 97 probate year 1830.

In the Estate of
     John O'Brien       deceased.

Know all men by these Presents that I John O'Brien being sick and weak in mind do make these my last words in presence of my execuators Mr. Nicholas Coady and Thomas Hayes to act in the following manner First that they will inter me after a deacent and respectable manner Secondly I bequeath unto Mrs. Farrell the sum of twenty pounds if the property allows it after my Interment & Thirdly I bequeath unto Mrs. McLaughlin the bed and beding also my bedstead. John his x mark O'Brien.
Signed in presence of Witness by me Philip Browne   Mrs. her x mark Farrell   Nicholas Coady.    Thos. Hayes.
Dated this 2nd day of March 1830.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)

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