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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Silas Clarke


Will of Silas Clarke
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 59 probate year 1921

In re

I the undersigned Silas Clarke being in my right mind & having the use of my bodily faculties do declare this to be my last will & testament & that in this same I do give & bequeath to my adopted son Silas Patey my Fishing establishment with all its property situated in little Braha & further I do give & bequeath to the said Silas Patey the sum of Eight hundred & ninty six dollars found in my cash box. I also give & bequeath to my only & beloved daughter Mary Ann Windsor of Triton Notre Dame Bay the sum of Fourteen hundred & Sixty three dollars & Sixty two cents the amt of my Investment in the Bank of Nova Scotia with any interest thereon and further all the furniture & fittings of my bed-room with the exception of the table & a photograph of my Sister. The said table being the property of Silas Patey & the Photograph of his son Norman.
Signed this 25th day of December 1920. SILAS his X mark CLARKE   Witness Henry Dean   W. B. Pomeroy.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 11/21
Horwood C. J.
adm. C. T. A.
Granted to
Walter B. Pomeroy
July 12/21
Estate sworn
at $2796.00



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 28, 2002

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