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Will of George Whelan
This is the last will and testament of me George Whelan of Brigus in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Esqr I will and bequeath to my brother Stephen Whelan one hundred pounds cy I will and bequeath unto my sister Susan Dawse wife of John Dawse one hundred pounds cy to be unavailable to her present or future husband. I also will and bequeath unto my sister Johannah Pascoe one hundred pounds cy to be unavailable to her present or future husband. I will and bequeath to my niece Annie Whelan daughter of my brother Stephen Whelan fifty pounds cy on her twenty first birth day. I will and bequeath to my niece Nettie Dawse daughter of John Dawse fifty pounds cy on her twenty first birthday and also I will and bequeath unto my nephew William Pearce son of Joseph Pearce fifty pounds cy on his twenty first birthday. I also will and bequeath unto my brother James Whelan one thousand pounds cy The property formerly Percay property and also the Bay Roberts property lately bought from the Est of my late father William Whelan- also my father’s watch and everything remaining whether property or money or personally unto my said brother James Whelan I also will and bequeath unto my brother Stephen Whelan my brother John Whelan deceased watch I hereby appoint James Whelan my sole executor to this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Brigus aforesaid this twenty eight day of July one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine A.D. 1869. Geo. Whelan. Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator on the day of the date hereof in our presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof the words I hereby appoint James Whelan of Brigus to be my sole executor to this my last will and testament” having first been interlined. William Green Senr. Ebenezer Garland.
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 or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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