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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Duff
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 95 probate year 1906.
Duff Thomas Last will of
I Thomas Duff of Holyrood Conception Bay Been of sound mind and memory. Do make my last will and Testament this 6 day of September the year of our Lord 1900
First I give and bequeath to my wife Ellen my Dwelling house and all it contains one cow two sheep my horse carriage all carts and farming utensils My said wife is to divide all the above mention to my sons as she may think proper. The cabbage garden and my out houses is to be wife's also she is divide them as mention before.
Second. My land being on both side of the road leading to indian pond the land inside is bond by Pat's Duff land on the N. and by Ed Duff's land on the S. Outside by Pat Duff on both sides also pice land lying inside of my Brother Patt's fence containing about one acre one eight (1/8) of it tilled My land being by the road leading to Main line of road conting about five acres and bound by Arthur Duggan on the South also a small garden at the angle of road next Patt Duff's land also piece of land about sixty feet more or less by railway track bound by Patt Duff on the South and by Sea Shore on the North, and Pat Duff on the west. All these lands is to be divided between my three sons if they return home and remain but if not come or remain; it is only for him or them that will come and remain.
Third I will and bequeath to my daughter Ellen one sheep, this year or next or when she may demand it. My nephey Arthur Duggan is the have my lauch untill my son or sons come to use it. I hereby set my hand and seal Thomas his x mark Duff In presence Michl Rourke. James Butler.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. H. Horwood
on the 12th
day of Dec.
of Est. $800.00 (very faint)
|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.
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