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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Wilfred Adey


Will of Wilfred Adey, Newfoundland Regiment # 1615, Private,
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 542-543 probate year 1924.

In re
      WILFRED ADEY           DECEASED.

This is the last Will and testament of me, Wilfred Adey of Adeytown, Trinity bay, lately a private in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

      I revoke all wills heretofore by me made.
I appoint my uncle, William Vardy of Hickman’s Harbour, Trinity Bay, Fisherman, the Executor of this my last will and testament.

      I give, devise and bequeath all my interest in the Estate of my father Lemuel Adey deceased, to my three uncles, William Adey, Simeon Adey and John Adey, share and share alike.

      I give, devise and bequeath to my grandparents Edward Adey and Maggie Adey, Jointly, all moneys and any property of which I shall die possessed, except the interest in my father’s Estate left by this my last will and testament to my uncles, William, Simeon and John Adey, to be used by them my said grandparents Edward Adey and Maggie Adey or either of them for their maintenance and support during their lifetime. Any moneys or property remaining from this bequest after the death of both my said grandparents is to be retained by my said Executor, William Vardy, for his absolute use and benefit.

St. John’s May 12th 1919.     WILFRED ADEY.

Signed, Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses.
Gertrude Kent of St. John’s
J.A.W.W. McNeily of St. John’s

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 4/24
Kent J.
Probate granted
to William
April 4/24
Estate sworn
at $2338.45



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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