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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
David Power


Will of David Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 330-331 probate year 1858

In re
     David Power      deceased.

This is my will and testimony I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary my house the remainder of her life time and after death shee can leave the house to any of my children after death that shee think fit the fourth part of my brother Pat property my wife Mary shee is to get the fourth part is my part My boat and craft is to bee sold and all my lawful debts is to bee paid the remainder is to bee given to my wife Mary     I will beequeath unto my daughter Mary one shilling I will bequeath unto my son Patrick one shilling I will bequeath unto my daughter Ann one shilling my wife Mary shee can leave all my property to any of my children that shee think fit I will apoint John Barren and Edward Breen to bee my exetors sixteenth September 1858
David his X mark Power Witnesses John his X mark Barren Witness John Brazil, Edmond Breen.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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