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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Patrick J. Davis
Will of Patrick J. Davis
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 374 probate
PATRICK J. DAVIS deceased.
In the name of God Amen this is the
last will & testament of me Patrick J. Davis planter of
Fox Harbor Placentia Bay I appoint my brother Jas.
J. Davis of Argentia
as executor of this my last will & testament
1st I will devise & bequeath to my wife & three
children my life insurance share & share alike
2nd My boats and all fishing gear
I also bequeath to my wife & three children
share & share alike
3rd I will & bequeath
my dwelling house & furniture & all the land attached to said dwelling
house including stage stores & flakes in trust to my wife for for my daughter
Nora until my wife gets married again & then the said house & furniture
land stage stores & flakes are to become my daughter Nora’s
4th I will & bequeath to my mother
the use of her rooms in dwelling house while she is alive
5th The balance of my property which consists
of father’s dwelling house
two stores and shop the lower flake & ground the flake is built on, the meadow
on the hill & medow at the Neck I will & bequeath to my two daughters
Nellie & Presa share & share alike
6th I will
that my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my death
7th I hereby revoke all wills by me
hereto fore made in witness where of I have here unto set
my hand at Fox Hr this 23rd day of January A.D. one thousand nine
hundred & fifteen First read over & explained Patrick
Davis Signed by the testator and acknowledged by him to be his last will & testament
who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time at his
request we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Leary John Spurvey
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jas J. Davis
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