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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Thomas Joseph Devereux

 

Will of Thomas Joseph Devereux
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 233 & 234 probate year 1918

In re Thomas Joseph Devereux       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Joseph Devereaux, administrator of the Parish of Argentia do declare this to be my last will and testament:-
[1]. I will and bequeath my life insurance policy amounting to two thousand dollars, as follows viz., four hundred dollars to His Grace Archbishop Roche.-
[2]. Fifty dollars to each of the Roman Catholic orphanages-
[3]. I will and bequeath for masses for my own soul, one hundred and fifty dollars - The remainder of the balance of my insurance policy I wish to be divided equally between the members of my own family at home.
In witness of this my last will and testament I put my name in presence of undersigned witnesses this 14th day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen [sgd] Thomas Joseph Devereaux - witnesses: [sgd] V.F. Rearden [sgd] Thos J. Bride

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Nov. 13/18
Kent J.
adm cta
Nov. 16/18
granted
to James
Devereaux
Sureties
P. H. Moore
Saul Ryan
Estate
sworn
at $2383.00

 

 

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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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