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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Codey



Will of William Codey
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 55 and 56 probate year 1918)

In re William Codey       deceased

I William Coady farmer and Fishermen of the Torbay Road District of St. John's East being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First. I give, devise and bequeath to my son William Codey his heirs and assigns forever; Three acres of clear land more or less abbutted and bounded as follows North by Thomas Codey, South on the east and west portions of that line by James Codey and in the centre runs into his own yard on the west by the Main Road.

Second, I give devise and bequeath unto my said son William Codey Eight acres of woodland more or less situated at the Pine river road bounded on the west by James Codey on the east also it is adjoining the residue of a twenty acre lot the remaining part is adjoining the homestead to have and to hold the same together with my Dwelling House, Barn and all other appurtenance One horse, Two cows.

Third. I hearby appoint my son William Codey Sole Executor of this my last will directing him to pay all testatory expenses and burial and eight masses after my decease.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year mentioned A.D. 1916 March 9th. [sgd] William his X mark Codey Sr. [sgd] Will Codey Jr.

Signed sealed published and acknowledged by the said William Codey Sr. as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereunto as witnesses thereof. [Sgd] John Roche [sgd] Patrick Ryan

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 28/17
Kent J.
Jan 8/18
granted to
Wm. Codey
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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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