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Will of William Quin
Know all men by this my last will & testament that I Willm Quin farmer & Dealer in St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland and by God's grace in the possession of my facultys hereby leave and bequeath all my wordly effects in the following manner, To my dearly beloved wife I bequeath one half of all my effects in goods & money or in any other manner, To my nephew John Quin I also bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds cy. To my brother Thomas I also leave the sum one hundred pounds cy. To my brother Danl I also agree to bequeath the sum of fifty pounds cy To Bridget Lawler wife of Ml Dealy I bequeath the sum of fifty pounds cy. To Mary O'Mara wife of J. O'Mara I also bequeath the sum of fifty pounds
To Ml Alen Junr I also agree bequeath fifty pounds cy, To the Bishop Dr. Fleming I hereby bequeath for charitable purposes forty pounds,
to the Nunnery for its uses I bequeath the sum of twenty pounds towards the building of a new chapel to be given to Dr. Fleming Five pounds to John Lawler I also bequeathed the sum of twenty pounds. If after paying all the sums I have here bequeathed a surplus sum should remain from the one half of my effects in goods & money that I have assigned to all by my wife that she shall receive such in addition to one clear half of my money & property as above specified. Willm his x mark Quinn.
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 18, 2003)
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