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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Michael Davis
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 372-373
probate year 1908
Michael Davis deceased.
In the name of God Amen This is
the last will and Testament of me Michael Davis of Fox
Harbour Placentia Bay Newfoundland Planter I appoint James
Davis of Richard executor of this my last will and Testament. I will that
my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my decease I will devise
and bequeath my money as follows
- To my house Keeper
Ellen Walsh I will devise and bequeath the sum of Two Thousand Dollars
my nephew James Davis of Richard I will the sum of Two Thousand
Dollars which amount includes the one Thousand he now has on loan
my nephew Richard Davis of Richard I will the sum of one Thousand
my nephew John Davis of James I will the sum of one Thousand Dollars
my nephew Patrick Davis of Philip I will the sum of one Thousand Dollars
Andrew and James Foley of Michael I will the sum of Five Hundred
- I will devise and bequeath the sum of two Thousand
Dollars for Masses (two thousand) for the repose of the souls of
myself wife and family relatives
- I will devise and bequeath
my dwelling house and all furniture in it, also all land and sheep
to my house Keeper Ellen Walsh for her use during life and at her death
I will devise and bequeath the said property to my nephew James
Davis of Richard
money for Masses for myself and relatives is be distributed by
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand by making my mark at Fox Harbor Placentia Bay this 20th day
of November A.D. one Thousand nine hundred and seven The whole first read
over and explained Michael his X mark Davis Signed by
the Testator and acknowledged by him to be his last will and Testament
who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other
we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses The whole first read over and explained witnesses Richard
Davis John Stephens Wm F O Reilly
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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