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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Clothier


Will of Thomas Clothier
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 199-200 probate year 1856

In re
     Thomas Clothier      deceased.

Whereas by the last will and testament of my late brother Andrew Clothier he gave to myself and my brother William the interest of all his money in the funds and other property for our lives and the principal to the survivor And whereas as my brother William departed this life on or about the the 27th of June now past I have become the sole heir to the money and property so devised therefore I Thomas Clothier the said survivor being of sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills made by me or said to be made by me.     First, I do hereby will and bequeath to my faithful servant Catherine Hiscock the sum of five pounds also my best bed and bedding and also two boxes and also the boxes or packages in which she holds things and also all the crockery ware and provisions found in the house or store room at my death and also two tables and two chairs.     I will and bequeath to my grand-nephew John Collins all the residue and remainder of my property now in my possession or to which I am now entitled to by the will of my late brother Andrew be it money in the funds, money in the Savings Bank in this country, money in the hands of private individuals or money owing to me in any way together with the remainder of my household furniture watches and plate not otherwise disposed of. Lastly I appoint John Collins my said grandnephew to be my executor to this my last will and testament.
Signed sealed and published by me this third day of July 1854.
Thomas his X mark Clothier (LS)
Signed sealed and published being first read over and explained to Thomas Clothier the parties thereto in presence of, Benj. Sweetland, Wm. Geo. Parrot Lockyer.
In addition to the bequests already willed to Catherine Hiscock my faithful servant, I will and bequeath out of the residuary of my estate which was left to my grandnephew John Collins to the said Catherine Hiscock the sum of one hundred pounds currency.
In witness whereof I have placed my mark to these presents this 28th November A.D. 1855.
Thomas his X mark Clothier.
Signed and published being first read over and explained to the testator in presence of B. Sweetland, Wm. Geo. Parrot Lockyer.

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 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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