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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Power


Will of John Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 593 probate year 1866

In re
John Power deceased
This is the last will and testament of me John Power of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Blacksmith make on the twenty third day of February A.D. 1866-     I hereby give devise and bequeath all my property of every kind and description of which I am possessed at the time of my death to my beloved wife Mary and for her sole use and behoof for ever And I further appoint my said wife Mary sole executrix to this my last will and testament.    John Power.    Signed by the above named testator in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other. Wm. Staunton. Roger Power.

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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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