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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Philip Davis
from Newfoundland will books volume 14 page 413 probate year 1929
Philip Davis deceased.
In the name of God Amen. This
is the last will and Testament of me Philip Davis Planter of Fox Harbor
Placentia Bay. I appoint John Davis of Fox Harbor executor
of this my last will and Testament.
1. I will devise and bequeath to the
R.C. Chapel at Fox Harbor the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.
2 I will the sum of one Hundred Dollars
to my wife for the purpose of having the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated
one hundred times for the repose of my soul as soon as convenient after
3 I will devise and bequeath my money as follows to my wife
Norah I give the one Thousand Dollars and interest thereon
in the Newfoundland Savings Bank - I also give her whatever
money is in the house at the time of my death. The money in the Bank of
Montreal amounting to over ten thousand dollars I will
devise and bequeath to my wife two sons and four daughters share and share
4 I will devise and bequeath my property as follows: To my son Patrick I will the two fishing boats with all their gear also the three stores
and stage and the land and water side on which they are situated. I also
give him the farm on the hill. I will devise and bequeath to my dearly
beloved wife Norah the dwelling house and all that is
in it, the shop and the ground about the house and shops The meadow at the neck separated by a drain I will the Eastern side to
my daughter Kate and the western side to my son Patrick.
5 I will that my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my decease
6. I hereby revoke all wills by me at anytime heretofore made. In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Fox Harbor this 5th day of June
A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven first read over and explained
Philip Davis Signed by the testator
and acknowledged by him to be his last will and 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 Richard
Davis James Kent.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 7 07.
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