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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Curtis
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 199-200
probate year 1925
THOMAS CURTIS. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Curtis of Peter of
Trepassey in the Southern District of the Dominion of Newfoundland.
I appoint as my Executrix my wife Ellen.
I will devise and bequeath unto my wife Ellen all my property
both person and real.
Should my wife Ellen remarry I then will devise and bequeath
that all my property personal and real of the resideau which
she shall possess at the time which she remarries, unto my
nephews to be equally divided between them.
I will devise and bequeath unto my niece Nellie Curtis of
Wm a right to remain in my house as a companion to my wife
Ellen so long as she wishes and remains unmarried.
I wish my wife to adopt as her ward my nephew William Curtis
of Robt and at her death, if she, my said wife Ellen is
still not re-married, I will and bequeath all my property remaining
said William Curtis if he wishes to be adopted and is adopted.
I will devise and bequeath that if my niece Nellie Curtis aforesaid is married she shall be presented by my Executrix
aforesaid with two head of cattle.
I will and bequeath unto my brother Robert Curtis a piece
of land situated on the hill going to the Look Out and which
is attached to the aforesaid Robert’s
I will devise and bequeath unto my wife the right to place
a man in my place for the fishery or in the absence of her
so doing, she shall have a right to claim her lawful part
of the fish caught with my means and for the use of my portion
of the fishing property.
Signed by the testator and acknowledged to be his last Will and Testament
this 21st day of May A.D. 1924.
THOMAS P CURTIS
Signed in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence
and in the presence of each other, who have heard him acknowledges
this to be his last Will and Testament, we sign our names as
J Giovannette M.D. Magistrate.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 14/25
Horwood C. J.
to Ellen Curtis
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