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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Denis Sweeny



Will of Denis Sweeny
from Newfoundland will books vol 1 pages 65 & 66 probate year 1829-1830

In re Denis Sweeny       deceased

In presence of those under mentioned, in the name of the Almighty God, I Dennis Sweeny do make my last will in my natural sences, I will all my property both cattle houses and land and everything belonging to me moveable and unmoveable on Bell Isle to Thomas Brien of Bell Isle, the said Thomas Brien is to pay my debts according to my account, also he is to pay the clergy 40/- per year for 16 years, Also Thomas Brien is give to John Bowderan the Brown Heffer that I bought from himself Likewise Patrick Bowderan is not to see kill or make away with the said Heffer until John Bowderan is of age all this I Will it in presence of Given under my hand on Bell Isle this 10th day of January in the year of our Lord God 1829. Dennis his X mark Sweeney.     Witness present Francis Power.     Stephen Long.

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.

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