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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
Nicholas Roche

 

Will of Nicholas Roche
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 75 probate year 1880

In re
      Nicholas Roche deceased.

In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine February the fourth     A form of a will    In the name of God Amen    I Nicholas Roche of Middle Cove Planter do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows    I will and bequeath all my lands chattels and effects to my son Peter and appoint him sole executor hereof.    Nicholas his mark X Roche.     Witness Mogue X Power.    John Roche.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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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