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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Penney


Will of Richard Penney
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 221 & 222 probate year 1836

In re
     Richard Penney       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Richard Penney of the Town and County of Poole Merchant I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife Benjamina her heirs and assigns for ever all my lands tenements and hereditaments state and effects with their appurtenances and I nominate and appoint my said wife and my brother George Penney and my brother in law Grover Kemp to be executrix and executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of the fifth month called May in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. Richard Penney (LS) Signed sealed and declared by the said Richard Penney the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses. Wm Harrison of Poole.   Edward Naish, Fordingbridge.   Samuel Harrison of Poole.

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 (March 9, 2003)

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