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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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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.
the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise
and bequeath as follows.
- 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.
- To my grandsons Aubrey and Howard all
my stock in trade of every kind together with fittings and fixtures.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
his X mark FARRELL.
Vavassuer John Whiffen.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
J. M. Kent
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
Page Contributed by Ernie Kraut
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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