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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (D)


from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 162 probate year 1930

     THOMAS DAVIS       DeCeASeD.

(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me, Thomas Davis of 42 Prince of Whales Street, St John's, Newfoundland, Painter, made at St John's aforesaid the eleventh day of November A.D. 1924

I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary depositions by me at any time heretofor made.
I appoint my wife, Mary Davis, to be the executrix of this my will.
I give devise and bequeath tom my said wife during her lifetime the two houses, No 40 and 42 Prince of Wales Street in St John's aforesaid. After her death the said houses shall be sold and the proceeds rising therefrom shall be divided equally between my children viz Florence, elizabeth, Frederick, Cyril, Clarence and my adopted son, Vincent share and share alike.
I give devise and bequeath to my son Frederick, the suite of plush furniture consisting of five pieces at present in my house. My wife is to have the use of this furniture for her lifetime.
I give devise and bequeath to my wife, Mary Davis, the one storey house known as the Golf House, my furniture except the suite mentioned in the preceding paragraph, stock in trade, money and all the rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal absolutely.
IN WITNeSS WHeReOF I have hereunto subscribed my name to this my Will the day and year first above written.


SIGNeD PUBLISHeD AND DeCLAReD by the above named Thomas Davis as and for his last Will and testament in our presence both being present at the same time who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses .
Thomas Morrissey
John G. Higgins

/s/ William T Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland



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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)

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