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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Clifford



Will of Thomas Clifford
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 333 probate year 1919

In re Thomas Clifford       deceased

I, Thomas Clifford of Trouty in the Electoral District of Trinity do hereby give and bequeath to my two sons Stephen and William Fifty dollars each, after my decease, and to my five daughters twenty dollars each, after my decease. To my son James I bequeath all my fishing property, traps, motorboats, nets, etc., on the condition that he takes charge of his mother until she dies, and also I bequeath to James all my money that is left after the above-mentioned legacies have been paid on the same conditions that he supports his mother. Also I give and bequeath all my land to my three sons, James, Stephen and William to be divided equally between them on the condition that they sell the land to no outsiders while there is a Clifford to take it. Also I bequeath my dwelling house and furniture to my son James to help support his mother. Jan. 22nd. 1916. Thomas Clifford X his mark.
Witnessed by H. V. Whitehouse. John Clifford X his mark.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 18/19
Kent J.
adm granted to
James Clifford
June 19/19
Estate sworn at



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 19, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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