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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Power


Will of Richard Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 437 & 438 probate year 1844

In re
     Richard Power       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Power of Carrick on Suir in the County of Tipperary Ireland but now of Petty Harbour in the Central District of Newfoundland and being in my perfect senses and intellect and being troubled with a certain complaint do make this my last will and testament in the following manner, that is to say, I bequeath my soul to God, my body to the earth & all my worldly effects as follows, I bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth the sole mistress over my whole property during her natural life conditionally while she remains a widow but she is not to let sell mortgage or bestow any part of the property during her life time but for the comfort of herself and children And I further bequeath all my property in Maddocks Cove to my five sons namely, James, Edmond, Patrick, Luke & William equally divided between them, which division may take place during the lifetime of my beloved wife Elizabeth or after her death at her option And I further appoint Mr. William Walsh and Mr. Peter Brennan as my sole executors to have this my last will and testament carried into effect And have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three And where stamps are not used and in the presence of. Richard his x mark Power     Witness three persons

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 (April 14, 2003)

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