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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Sinnott

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.


Will of Edward Sinnott
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 492 & 493 probate year 1846

In re Edward Sinnott      deceased.

Dated July 3rd 1831. Whereas this is the will and testament of Edward Sinnott whereby now he does bequeath to his son Martin Sinnott Junr his will and power of all his worldly effects properties which remain now in his own possession and on these and other principles the said Martin Sinnott is to take most strict charge and all other diligent care which is my nature and the order of Christianity incumbent on him of his father Edward Sinnott whilst he remain or subside in this life The said son Martin Sinnott is not to be profuse or lavish either is he to mortgage this said property bequeathed to him to any other person but act and behave diligent and carful towards it. July 3rd 1831 Edward Sinnott to Martin Sinnott.
Edward Sinnott.   Present, Batt(?) Murren.    Patt. Scanlan.

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 Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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