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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Ivamy


Part 1 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project April 2005

Will of John Ivamy
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 599-600 probate year 1878
(This name is spelled Ivamy in the will and Ivamey in the will index)

In re
     John Ivamy deceased.

This the last will and testament of me John Ivamy of James of Kerley’s Harbor, Trinity, Trinity Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter and Fisherman which I do make and publish as follows, being of sound mind but weak in body that is to say all my estate real and personal, all lands houses goods fishing tackle, household furniture effects and chattels of every description I do hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife for the term of her natural life for her own sole use and benefit, and prior to her death, or at the time thereof she is at perfect liberty to will the same to whom she, my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth Ivamy, may think proper.     Should she not have sold the same previously and she is hereby duly authorized to sell the same should she think proper so to do.     I do hereby appoint my aforesaid wife Elizabeth Ivamy as my sole executrix and hereby annulling all former wills and testaments codicils and bequests I do hereunto attach my hand and seal this tenth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight

John X Ivamy of James (LS)     Signed, sealed, published and delivered as the last will and testament the same having been first read over in presence of the testator and in presence of the subscribing witnesses hereto and in presence of each other, Witnesses G. M. Cole,     Hezekiah King,     Samuel his X mark Miller.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

Part 2 - Contributed by Doreen Ivany, Aurora, Ontario July 2005

2 pgs

Probate only of the Will currently posted in the Grand Banks Site
Pg.3 Volume 599 Year 1878

Probate for John Ivamy of James Sept.27-1878

1878 Est. John Ivamy late of Kerleys Harbor Trinity Bay deceased

To the Honorable John Hayward Presiding Judge of the Supreme Court on Northern Circuit.

The Petition of Elizabeth Ivamy of Curleys Harbor near New Bonaventure in Trinity Bay widow.

Humbly Sheweth

That your Petitioners late Husband John Ivamy died at Curleys Cove near New Bonaventure aforesaid on the Twenty fifth day of May last leaving him surviving Elizabeth Ivamy your petitioner but no Child. That the said deceased left a will which is hereunto annexed, which said will has been proven in due form by the affidavit of G.H. Cole Esq. One of the subscribing Witnesses thereto.

That the said deceased at the time of his death left property monies and effects of the probable value of Four Hundred Dollars and that at the time of his death he was residing at Curleys Cove near New Bonaventure aforesaid within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on the Northern Circuit.

That the Probate or Administration has as yet been taken out to the Estate of said John Ivamy your petitioner under said will has been nominated Sole Executrix thereof.

Your petitioner therefore prays that Probate to said will may be granted to her and as in duty bound she will ever pray.

Elizabeth X (her mark) Ivamy

Witness the same having first been read over and explained to the said Elizabeth Ivamy
A_ Hayward

Supreme Court Newfoundland Northern District Trinity
Elizabeth Ivamy of Curleys Point near New Bonaventure but at present of Trinity aforesaid Widow maketh oath and saith that the contents of the within written Petition are correct and true.

Sworn before me at Trinity aforesaid this 27th day of September A.D. 1878 The same having first been read over and explained.

Elizabeth X (her mark) Ivamy

Possibly ? ? Emerson
(can't read his signature)



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.

Part 1 - Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit April 2005

Part 2 - Contributed by Doreen Ivany, Aurora, Ontario July 2005

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

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