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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Casey


Will of Thomas Casey
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 296 & 297 probate year 1839

In re
     Thomas Casey       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Casey been sick of body but of perfect memory and understanding do dispose of my temporal goods in manner an form as follows That my body be decently intered and my lawfull debts be paid I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Eliza Powell alias Casey my dwelling house in Upper Cornwallis Street St. Michael's Parish Limerick during the term of her natural life and after her demise I will and bequeath the said dwelling house unto my two beloved sons James Casey and Thomas Casey and their heirs and assigns for ever share and share alike and to my beloved daughter Honora Casey I will and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds sterling I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Eliza Casey to the sum of one hundred pounds sterling and to my daughter Mary Casey alias Burke I bequeath the sum of one shilling sterling I will that the shoes jewellery playing cards I have and the best of my clothes will be sold at auction as also all my other effects agreeably to the annexed inventory and the surplus after of the above bequests of money to be divided between my wife and two sons each an equal share and my bed and sea clothes to be given to the poor. I do appoint Patrick Brazil senr and Redmond Colbert as my executors to this my last will and testament it is also my will that my executors will for what money I may have purchase a good bill of Exchange and direct it to George Gunson Merchant Robert Street Limerick who is to deliver it to my wife who is to have the whole and sole controul of it and if it should so happen that if any of my children should act contrary to their mother's wishes she is not either to give him or her so acting his or her bequest but to give it to the most deserving hereby revoking and annulling all other wills and testaments made by me this being my last will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal at Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland this nineteenth day of July and in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty nine. Thomas Casey (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Rochford.    P. Brazil, Junr.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 16, 2003)

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