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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Maurice Daly


Will of Maurice Daly
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 289 probate year 1922


I, Maurice Daly, of sound mind, bequeath by my last will and testament my property and effects as follows:

  1. To my sons Denis, Alexander, and Maurice Daly, in equal shares that piece of land of five or six acres, bounded on the one side by Charles Daly, and on the other by Lawrence Daly.
  2. To my sons Denis, Alexander, Peter and Maurice Daly, in equal shares the twenty acres of woodland.
  3. To my sons Denis, Alexander, Peter and Maurice Daly, in equal shares all my fishing gear including boat etc etc (and in case they decide to sell outfit, they should divide the returns into equal shares between themselves)
  4. To my son Denis I leave Four hundred dollars ($400.00) half of new house; and two Sheep.
  5. To my son, Alexander, I leave two hundred dollars ($200.00) half of new house; two Sheep; all my personal effects such as bed, bedsteads etc etc.
  6. To my son Peter, I leave two hundred dollars ($200.00) two Sheep; young Cow.
  7. To my son Maurice, I leave two hundred dollars ($200.00) three Sheep; Cow; and the house that he now occupies.
  8. I also leave Twenty dollars ($20.00) for Masses for myself and my wife (Maurice & Catherine Daly).
  9. The property of the late Margaret McDonald now in my house to be returned to her son, Maurice McDonald.

Witnesses Rev. J. J. Rawlins   Vincent Singleton April 15th 1919.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 2/22
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
Alexander Daly
Dec 4/22
Estate sworn
at $2906.48



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002

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