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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sarah Ryan



Will of Sarah Ryan
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 143 probate year 1921


This is the last Will of me Sarah Ryan of Pouch Cove District of St. John's East Newfoundland. I give & bequeath to my son William Ryan all that parcel of land inherited by me from my Father, John Spearing with all rights & privileges to be his & his successors for ever. The Boundaries of the said property being as follows: The South meadow being bounded on the South by the Water; & on the North by the old road; on the West by William Langmead's property; & on the East by the Water. The North Meadow being bounded on the South by the old road; on the North by Eli Langmead's property; on the west by William Langmead's Road; and on the East by the Water. The Boundaries of the Farm land are as follows: On the South it is bounded by Nathaniel Noseworthy's Road on the North by Jonathan Ryan's land; on the West by Nathaniel Noseworthy's Road; and on the East by the main road. The old Potato garden is bounded on the South by Melchisedeck Bragg's land; on the North by Levi Bragg's land; on the West by Harry Castella's land; & on the East by Robert Mundays Farm Road. The small marsh land is bounded on the South by the Road leading from the main road to Mrs. Ryan's land; on the North by Melchisedeck Bragg's land; on the West by Melchisedeck Bragg's land; and on the East By Harry Castella's House. This land is what I give & bequeath to my son William
So witness my signature this 6th day of November in the year of Our Lord. One thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
Signed after being read over to the Testator revoking all former wills and codicils. Sarah her X mark Ryan
Signed in the presence of us Charles Jeffery Incumbent    Jonathan Ryan.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 2/21
Horwood C.J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
William Ryan
Dec 10/21.
Estate sworn
at $350.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002

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