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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(W)
David Whelan

 

 

Will of David Whelan
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 42 probate year 1913

In re David Whelan      deceased.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the the Holy Ghost Amen. This is the last will and Testament of me David Whelan, of Pouch Cove, in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman. I give, devise, and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every description unto my son Alexander Whelan absolutely. And I appoint my said son sole executor of this my will, and revoke all previous wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this writing to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of July, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine. - David his X mark Whelan -
Signed by the said David Whelan, the Testator, after being first read over and explained to him, who made his mark in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses James Molloy    Robert Molloy

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 10/13
Johnson J.
Probate
May 12/13
granted
to Alexander
Whelan
Estate
sworn at
$162.00

 

 

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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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