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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Power


Will of Robert Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 467 probate year 1845

In re
     Robert Power       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Robert Power of the Parsh of Killiain in the county Waterford but now of Caplin Bay in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my last and do this twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord 1844 make and publish this my last will and testament (revoking all wills made or said to be made by me) in the manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath to the Rd John Ryan C.C. the sum of 10£ for his trouble in offering up the Holy Sacrifice of Mass for my soul I also give and bequeath to nephew Robert Power the remaining sum after defraying the expenses of my funeral I also give and bequeath to the said Robert Power all my other property including my boats and Gear annexed to them I also give & bequeath to Martin Cullinan my house and place cow during his life but to devolve to the afforesaid Robert Power after his decease And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint the Revd John Ryan and Mr. John Cashin executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Robert his x mark Power (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Robert Power as and for his last will & testament in presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Rev. John Ryan, C.C.     John Cashin.

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 16, 2003)

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