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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(I)
John Ivamey

 

Will of John Ivamey
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 180 & 181 probate year 1834

In re
     John Ivamey       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John Ivamey of New Bonaventure in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being of a sound mind and memory but far advanced in years & Mindful of the uncertainty of human life, do make constitute & ordain this to be my last will & testament, that is to say.
First, I give & bequeath to my dear wife Mary Ivamey & to my friend & minister the Reverend William Bullock, the sum of one thousand pounds consolidated in 3 per cent annuities, now standing in my name on the books of the Governor & Company of the Bank of England, to be jointly held by them in trust & to be applied in form & manner following, that is to say, the whole of the Interest of the said one thousand pounds to be enjoyed by the said Mary Ivamey with as much of the capital as may be necessary for her support & comfort so long as shall remain unmarried and no longer; & at her death or at the time of her marriage the above sum or so much of it as shall then remain to be divided equally between my two sons Jonathan Ivamey & James Ivamey, & in case of the death of either of them then his part to be divided among his children share & share alike.
Item. I give & bequeath to my dear wife Mary Ivamey & to my friend & minister the Reverend William Bullock the sum of four hundred & seventy nine pounds eleven shillings and ninepence now standing in my name on the books of Messrs. Slade & Kelson, Merchants of Trinity, together with all other monies of which I may die possessed & all sums due to me at the time of my death, to be jointly held by them in trust & to be applied in form & manner hereafter specified, namely, the whole of the interest to be enjoyed by the said Mary Ivamey with as much of the capital as may be necessary for her comfort & convenience so long as she remains unmarried & no longer, & at her death or at the time of her marriage the above sum or so much of it as shall then remain to be divided equally between my two sons Jonathan Ivamey & James Ivamey & in the event of one of them dying before me then his part to be divided among his children share & share alike.
Item. I give & bequeath to my dear wife Mary Ivamey all & every part of my dwelling house, out houses, store houses, gardens, meadows, household furniture & goods, together with all my cattle & salmon nets & a pew in the Established Church now in my occupation, to be held & enjoyed by her during her natural life & at her death the whole to be divided between my two sons Jonathan Ivamey & James Ivamey & in case of either of them dying before me then his part to be divided among his children share & share alike.
Item. I give & bequeath to my two sons Jonathan Ivamey & James Ivamey all my fishing room situated in New Bonaventure together with all my boats, seal nets, herring nets, guns, Traps & all other things belong to the fishery to be divided equally between them & in case of either of them dying before me then his part to go to his children in equal proportions.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandchild Amy Ivamey, daughter of James & Sarah Ivamey the sum of one hundred pounds now standing in my name on the books of Messrs. Slade & Kelson, Merchants of Trinity, to be paid to her when she attains the age of twenty one years.
Item. I give & Bequeath to John Ivamey, George Ivamey & Elizabeth Ivamey the children of my son the late George Ivamey now deceased, the sum of ten pounds each to be paid by my executor at the death of my dear wife Mary Ivamey.
Lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint my dear wife Mary Ivamey to be the executrix & my friend & minister the Reverend William Bullock to be executor of this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of May one thousand eight hundred & thirty four. John his x mark Ivamey (LS)
Signed, sealed & delivered by the above named John Ivamey as his last will & testament in presence of us William Stoneman,    Ben. Thompson, S.M.&C.   John King.    William Bullock.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 18, 2003)

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