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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Ivamy


Will of James Ivamy
from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 490 probate year 1890

3 pgs.

Will & Probate


  In The Name of God, Amen
This seventeenth day of September 1884

I James Ivamy of New Bonaventure in Trinity Bay Planter being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God and as touching such worldly estate where with its hath pleases God to help me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First, all my fishing room that I own I give to my son Nathaniel when he becomes of age secondly all other property that I own at my death. I give to my beloved wife to hold and have full control over till my son Nathaniel becomes of age and even then he is to have regard to his Mother and support her while she is a widow should the widow Marry again she is not to lay claim or take one article of furniture from the house unless that she had a prior claim too half the old dwelling house is part of my property this is my last will and Testament in witness where of I place my name.

James X (his mark) Ivamy

Witness Geo Field (signed)
William X (his mark) Ivamy
Abel X (his mark) Miller

Probate 1890

Estate of James Ivany late of New Bonaventure Trinity Bay , Fisherman deceased.
Dated Oct 14:1890 (Vol.4-fol.472) Sur: A. W. Miller & William Ivany
Estate under $800.00

To the Honourable the Supreme Court of our Your Lordships the Judges thereof

The petition of William Ivaney of New Bonaventure Trinity Bay in the Colony of Newfoundland, Planter

Humbly Sheweth

That James Ivaney of New Bonaventure aforesaid Planter died at that place on or about the month of October in the year 1884 being of possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of the probate value of less than eight hundred dollars.

That hereunto annexed is the last will and Testament of the said James Ivaney deceased.

That the said deceased left him surviving his widow, three children, all of whom are minors and Your Petitioner, a brother of the deceased, also another brother and two sisters.

That the said widow has since died. That no application has heretofore been made for Administration _____testament annexed to the said Estate to be granted by Your Honourable Court.

That your Petitioners therefore humbly prays that Your Hournable Court or on of Your Lordships the Judges thereof will be pleased to grant unto him letters of Administration ___?____testament annexed to the estate of the said James Ivaney deceased. And as in duty bound Petitioner will ever pray.

St.John's this 13th day of October A.D. 1890

William X (his mark) Ivaney

To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of his Lordships the Judges thereof.

The Petition of William Ivaney of New Bonaventure Trinity Bay Newfoundland Planter.

Humbley Sheweth

That Administration __?___ testaments annexed to the Estate of the late James Ivaney of New Bonaventure aforesaid, a brother of your petitioner has been granted to George Adams Esquire.

That Nathaniel Ivaney a son of the said deceased and a legatee? under the will is a minor of about fourteen years of age and is without any means of support. That the said Nathaniel Ivaney is now living in the house formerly occupied by his father and an elder sister is also living there that they have no provisions in the said house for the coming winter and no means of obtaining them.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Honourable Court or one of your Lordships the Judges thereof will be pleased to allow from the Estate of the late James Ivaney an annual sum for the support of the said Nathaniel Ivaney until he comes of age or is able to support himself. And as in duty bound Petitioner will ever pray.
St.John's this 14th day of October A.D.1890

William X (his mark) Ivaney



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.

Contributed by Doreen Ivany, Aurora, Ontario July 2005

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

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