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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
William Sullivan

 

Will of William Sullivan
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 80 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     William Sullivan       deceased.

In the name of God Amen   I William Sullivan being rather weak in body, but strong in memory do make this my last will and testament. I William Sullivan first bequeath my soul to God, my body to the earth and to be interred next my wife in the Cemetery of Kilbride. I direct that all my just debts and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executor hereinafter named. I give and bequeath to my nephew - Michael Breen all I possess my land and house &c but he is not to hold possession of this property until after my death. The money which I hold in my possession is to be divided thus: forty dollars ($40) to be expend on my funeral, and forty dollars ($40) are to be given for masses for myself and father & mother; the remainder to be given to my nephew the said Michael Breen And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Michael Murphy to be executor to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said William Sullivan have to this my last will and testament set my hand the twenty ninth (29) of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five (1905) (Sgd) William Sullivan
Signed by testator William his x mark Sullivan.
Signed and delivered in the presence of Michael his x mark Murphy.    Edward Walsh. Attesting witness

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Sullivan deceased
End DMB   D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
Fiat
W. H. Horwood
C. J.
Oct 27, 1906
Probate
granted to
Michael Murphy
on the 1st day of
November 1906
value of Est.
$833.00

 

 

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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 16, 2002)

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