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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Boyd


Will of Thomas Boyd
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 593-594 probate year 1878

In re
     Thomas Boyd deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Boyd a native of Kimarron Scotland and at present residing therein but lately a merchant in Saint John’s Newfoundland do hereby consider it a duty incumbent on me while in health of body and with faculties unimpaired to make some expression of my wishes in the event of death relative to the property of which I am now possessed and the disposal of the same- that is to say- On this twentieth day of January eighteen hundred and seventy six years Anno Domini I am possessor of ninety six shares of Montreal Bank stock and which I am desirous to have transferred to the undermentioned parties at a subsequent period and which transfers to be dated and understood as correctly transferred, seven or eight days previous to my decease without any further comment- The firm of Boyd & McDougall stands also indebted to me in the sum of Two thousand pounds Newfoundland cy lent Mr. McDougall until 1st January 1879 at the rate of six pr cent interest pble ½ yearly- optional with Mr. McDougall to pay off this amount earlier-     To be transferred in the following proportions and to the undermentioned parties- first and foremost to the daughters of my late partner in Newfoundland afterwards to cousins and their heirs at present alive- viz

To Sarah C. McDougall- Ten shares Bank Montreal Stock     10

ditto Jessie McDougall-     Ten shares-ditto- ditto- 10

ditto Isabella McDougall-     ten shares-ditto- ditto- 10

ditto Ellen Boyd McDougall - twenty shares- ditto- ditto- 20

    being in all Fifty shares to these young ladies. -     50



 Mrs. Brown & her heirs  Five shares Bank Montreal
stock say 5 shares
 James 5
 Mrs. Robert Howse Five do. do. 5
 John Wyllie Three do. do. 3
 Alexander Aird Three do. do. 3
 Charles Aird Five do. do. 5
 Thomas Aird Five do. do. 5
 John Aird Three do. do. 3
 Revd. John Inglis Five do. do. 5


To Andrew Wallace Two shares Bank Montreal Stock     2 shares
To Margaret Wallace two shares     do.     do.                  2  “

4  “         

The amount due from Mr. McDougall lent him till first January eighteen hundred and seventy nine to be in realization equally divided among cousins & Wallaces giving each one twelfth after deducting therefrom the sum of Fifty pounds stg as award to executors in seeing this carried out as herein expressed-     At present I nominate Dean of Guild James Brown Esqr of Dean Terrace and Baillie John Watt of Kilmarnock-     In the event of sudden death the intention of this document I trust will be carried out faithfully & honestly though signature to the same be witnessed by none beyond the great judge of all and before whom all have to appear.

Thomas Boyd. Kilmarnock 20th Jany 1876.     St. John’s Newfoundland 29th May 1878.     Signature acknowledged in presence of the following witnesses also hand writing of the will-     John Boyd, John McDougall, Edwin B. McDougall.

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 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. 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)

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