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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Tobin


Will of Edward Tobin
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 229 probate year 1857

In re
     Edward Tobin      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Edward Tobin of St. John's being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament as regards such worldly estate I am possessed of in this life I give and bequeath in the following manner and form, First I give and bequeath to my daughters Ellen, Mary and Teresa Tobin all my right, title and interest in and to the dwelling now in my occupancy and all other property that I am possessed of personal or real and I appoint my son Joseph Tobin sole executor.
As witness my hand this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven
Edward Tobin.
In presence of John Maher, Patrick Flannery.

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 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 AST)

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