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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Carew


Will of Thomas Carew
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 139 probate year 1870

In re
     Thomas Carew      deceased.

In the name of God Amen     I Thomas Carew of the South side of Witless Bay Fisherman being wake of body but of sound memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament as following manner and form

  • 1st I bequeath my soul to Almighty God my body to the earth rottenness and worms
  • 2nd I bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Carew my house and property situated at the south side of Witless Bay
  • 3rd I bequeath also to my beloved wife Margaret Carew one years rent of a fishing room and stock belonging to me after my death the said fishing being now in the possession of Edward Madagan & brothers and afther the expiration of that year the said fishing room I leave to the Church for ever
  • 4th I appoint my beloved wife Margaret Carew my sole executrix of this my last will and testament Signed in the presence of the undersigned witnesses this twentyth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine being first red to the testator,

Thomas his X mark Carew     Witnesses present James Murphy, Richard Brophy.

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 AST)

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