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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Quigley


Will of John Quigley
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 20 & 21 probate year 1851.

In re
     John Quigley       deceased.

Be it known to all whom it may concern that I John Quigley of Portugal Cove Road in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and having full power and authority do make this my last will and testament. I bequeath unto my wife Catherine Quigley all my right title and interest in a house and parcel of land situated on Portugal Cove Road aforesaid bounded on the north by the woods, on the east by the premises of Jas. Phelan on the south by Twenty Mile Pond and on the west by the land belonging to James Walsh. To have and to hold all and singular the said house and land for ever and to sell or dispose the same house and land whenever the said Catherine Quigley may think proper together with appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also I bequeath the sum of one shilling unto each of my children John Quigley, Ellen Quigley and Anastatia Quigley as a compensation for any claim they may have to any of the aforesaid property, and it is my will that my children aforesaid or either of them will not disturb or be the means of disturbing after my death the said Catherine Quigley in the full and peaceable possession of the aforesaid house and land. Given from under my hand and seal at Portugal Cove Road aforesaid this fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. John Quigley (LS)
I hereby appoint Samuel Allison as the executor of this my last will and testament, Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Patrick Slattery,    Thomas Lawlor,   William Lawlor.

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 (December 16, 2002)

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