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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Farrell


Will of Thomas Farrell from Newfoundland will books volume 14 page 455 probate year 1929


I Thomas Farrell of St. Lawrence General Dealer do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.
After the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath as follows.

  1. To my beloved wife Esther the dwelling house at present occupied by us together with the Barn, Stores, Flakes, Stages, and the land connected therewith, Also my half interest in Motor Boat, Cod Traps, Nets, Twine Fishing gear and equipment during her life, and upon her death to my two grandsons Aubrey and Howard Farrell in equal shares.
  2. To my grandsons Aubrey and Howard all my stock in trade of every kind together with fittings and fixtures.
    Also that piece of land bounded on the north by land of Gregory Giovannini on the south by land of Thomas Spearins on the east by land of G. Giovannini Also that piece of land in dock bounded on the north by land of S. Shea on the south by land of Thos Tobin and on the east by land of Frank Farrell.
  3. It is also my will and desire that my stepdaughter Bertha Giovannini while she remains unmarried be suitably maintained and provided for in my home, and it is also my wish and desire that should she be married that my grandsons shall not at any time see her in want as she is entitled to a certain share.
  4. The residue of my estate I bequeath to Aubrey and Howard in equal shares. I appoint my said grandson Aubrey executor of this my will.

In witness whereof I sign my hand this 15th day of September A.D. 1928.
     THOMAS his X mark FARRELL.

     Michael Vavassuer      John Whiffen.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
March 26/29
J. M. Kent
Probate granted
Aubrey Farrell
on the 26th
day of March A.D
Value of Estate



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 Ernie Kraut

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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