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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Cleary
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 239 probate year 1922
THOMAS CLEARY DECEASED
In the name of God Amen.
I, Thomas Cleary of Bay Roberts, in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer. Do this Thirteenth day of August One thousand nine hundred and four, getting weak in body tho sound in mind make this my last Will and Testament, as follows that is to say. I give and bequeath to my Step Brother William Cleary all the land I possess on the West Side of the Main Road cleared and uncleared given to my by will of my late Father, Thos Cleary to himself his heirs and administrators and assigns the Garden and Barn and Cellars on the East Side of the Old House and Road I give to Edward O. Bryne. O. Cleary son of William Cleary and if he should have any heirs to them and their successors, and should he the said Edward O Bryne O Cleary die before he comes of age it is to be given to Ellen Cleary little Daughter of the said Wm. Cleary. All my personal effects such as Bed and bedding and all other minor things. I give also to Edward O Bryne Cleary to be his heirs and successors forever.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and date aforementioned. THOMAS CLEARY
Signed Sealed and delivered in our presence and in the presence of each other after being read to the testator.
W. H. ELMS W. H. GEO BURSELL.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 18/22
Adm. C. T. A.
(Also in the margin next to this will, with no explanation, the following)
two & one
|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. |
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