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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
Henry Penny

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.

 

Part 1 (including REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846) - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Will of Henry Penny
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 507 & 508 probate year 1847

In re Henry Penny      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, This is the last will and testament of Henry Penny I do will and bequeath to Ann Penny my wife half the Chooner Adilade too punts a clock a pew in the Carbonear Weslian Chaple and every other movable article belongin to me with the eception of one small gun for Jacob Brite. Henry X Penny.
Witness Richd Powell,   Joseph Sims X.   George Taylor
Joseph Taylor,   Moses Wilshar
, execators, January 3rd 1844.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Henry Penny from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," page 49 & 50 probate year 1847.

In the name of God Amen, This is the last Will and Testamony of Henry Penny I do will and bequeath to Ann Penny my wife half the schooner Adilade, two punts, a clock a pew in the Carbonear Wesleyan Chapel and every other moveable article belonging to me with the exception of one small gun for Jacob Brite ~ Henry X Penny ~ Witness Richd Powell   Joseph X Simms ~ George Taylor - Joseph Taylor, Moses Wilchar Executors, January 3rd 1844.

This Deponent Richard Powell of Carbonear Carpenter maketh oath and saith that he this deponent was present and actually saw Henry Penny late of Carbonear Printer put his mark to and deliver the the annexed paper writing as and for his last will and testament on the day of the date thereof at which time the said will was read over to the said Henry Penny by George Taylor one of the subscribing witnesses at which time also this deponent together with George Taylor subscribed their names and Joseph Simms put his mark thereto as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof ~ Richard Powell.
Sworn to at Harbour Grace this fifth day of June A.D. 1844 ~ (This is probably an error, and should read 1847)
John Stark
Commission of affidavits    Supreme Court    Probate Court.


Part 2 - Contributed & transcribed by Susan Snelgrove

Will of Henry Penny

In the Name of God Amen, this is the last Will and Testament of Henry Penny. I do will and bequeath to Ann Penny my wife, half the chooner Adilade too pants a cl? a pew in the Carbonear Weslian Chaple and every other movable article belonging to me with the exception of one small gun for Jacob Brite. Henery Penny (x his mark) Witness Richd Powell, Joseph Sims, George Taylor, Josehy Taylor, Moses Wilshear, Executors, January 5. I hereby certify that the execution of the Will of which the foregoing is a true and correct copy by the Testator Henry Penny was proven before myself on the fifth day of June, one thousand, eight hundred and forty four by the Affidavit of Richard Powell, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and the same is hereby actually registered by me this day. Given under my hand the fourth day of July , one thousand eight hundred and forty four AD 1844. John Stark, Registrar. Sent to the Supreme Court April 13, 1847

 

 

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.

Part 1 (including REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846) - Contributed by Judy Benson

Part 2 - Contributed & Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove

Page Revised by Ivy Benoit (November 26, 2002)

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