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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Doody



Will of William Doody
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 97 probate year 1921


I, William Doody of Carbonear, in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind and memory, do, this Second day of January in the year One thousand Nine Hundred and Eleven, make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is to say:

  • I leave and bequeath unto my wife, and my four sons, William, and Matthew, and John and David my House and lands situate in Carbonear aforesaid to be owned by them conjointly.
  • I leave and bequeath unto my wife, and my sons aforesaid, conjointly, my interest in the Doody Brothers Fishing Room and Fishing Properties on the Coast of Labrador.
  • I leave and bequeath unto my daughters, Mary and Annie the use of my House in Carbonear as a home for them.
  • And I hereby appoint Patrick Joy of Carbonear sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof have hereunto set my hand the day and date first above written. WILLIAM DOODY.Witness: James Walsh     Michael Grady.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 19/21
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
Granted to
William J. Doody
Sept 21/21
Estate sworn
at $860.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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