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Will of John O'Brien
(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)
In the name of God Amen I John O'Brien of Broad Cove in the District of Hr. Main being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament , hereby revoking all former wills
and testamentary dipositions heretofore at any time by me made. I hereby apppoint my son Lawrence Joseph O'Brien to be the executor of
my will. Firstly. I give and bequeath to my son Lawrence J. O'Brien what land he now possessed one half that piece or parcel of land ( West Side) bounded by land owned by William and James O'Brien on the East and Ed Meany on the West one half that block of land situated on the South side Dock Ridge Road containing 30 acres
John his X mark O'Brien his seal
[Handwritten note in right margin]
|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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)
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