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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Dally


Will of Thomas Dally
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 232-233 probate year 1907

In re
      Thomas Dally          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Dally Planter of Pikes Arm Herring Neck in the District of Twillingate, Newfoundland

First. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Ann Dally my Dwelling House in which I now live with all the furniture therein for her own absolute use and benefit

Secondly I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas Dally and Eli Dally all my fishing room consisting of stage, flakes, stores, situated in Pikes Arm aforesaid one garden situated in Ridout’s Cove, one garden in Clarkes Cove near William Stuckeys premises, one meadow in beyond the aforesaid William Stuckeys premises, and one garden below Cutlers premises in Pikes Arm, also my schooner “Julia” with all her gear and apparel my Cod Traps, Nets and all other fishing gear and boats that I own for their absolute use and benefit, share and share alike.

Thirdly I bequeath to my daughter Susanna Blandford the meadow situated in the bottom of Pikes Arm for her own use and benefit.

Fourthly I further direct and wish that the following legacies and bequests shall be paid out of monies that I have deposited in the Newfoundland Government Savings Bank in St. John’s, Newfoundland viz

  • To my daughter Susanna Blandford aforesaid Eighty dollars
  • To my daughter Martha Strong, widow Eighty Dollars
  • To my son Henry Dally one hundred & twenty Dollars
  • To my daughter Emily Sealey, wife of Fredk. Sealey now residing in St. John’s aforesaid Eighty Dollars.
  • To my son Robert Dally one Hundred and Twenty Dollars
  • To my son Thomas Dally one Hundred and fifty Dollars
  • To my son Eli Dally one hundred Dollars.
  • To my daughter Adelaide Taylor wife of Fred Taylor now residing in Toronto, Canada Eighty Dollars
  • To my daughter Rachel Dally now residing in Toronto Canada aforesaid Eighty Dollars
  • To my daughter Mary Ann Cassell wife of Elijah Cassel now residing in Sydney C.B. Eighty Dollars
  • To my daughter Elizabeth Dally, one Hundred & twenty Dollars.

Fifthly    I further wish and direct that my lawful debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses the cost of a suitable Headstone (to be placed over my grave) and the sum of Forty Dollars to my executor for his services shall be paid out of the monies in the Savings Bank aforesaid. And whatever money is left in the before mentioned Savings Bank after paying the above mentioned bequests and legacies I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Ann Dally aforesaid for her own absolute use and benefit.
I appoint James D. Lockyer of Herring Neck aforesaid to be my sole lawful executor of this my last will and revoke all previous wills by me at any time hereto fore made. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Dally hereunto set my hand this 13th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & five Thomas his X mark Dally signed by the said Thomas Dally the Testator, by affixing his mark thereunto in our presence, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other the same being read over and explained at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses    Malcolm Simms school Teacher     Frank S. Lockyer    “Clerk”

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 2. 07
Johnson J
March 7. 07
granted to
James D.
Estate sworn
at $4326.21



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