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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Ryan


Will of William Ryan
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 63 probate year 1867

In re
     William Ryan     deceased.

Know all men that I William Ryan of Renews Fisherman being now sound of mind and in health do by these presents make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, to my son Charles Ryan of Renews a spot of land now in his occupation wherein he had potatoes set last summer and to my wife Margaret Ryan I bequeath my dwelling house with all my household furniture and also my cowhouse and cattle And all the land now in my possession both medow and potatoe land

in witness whereof I have this day set my hand and seal Renews April 26th 1864.

William his X mark Ryan.     Witness George Jackman, A.J. Jackman.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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