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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Philip Luidi



Will of Philip Luidi
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 212 probate year


Know all men by these presents: That I Philip Luidi sound of mind tho feeble of body declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I bequeath assign and make over to my beloved wife Elizabeth and my son Louis in the proportion of half and half my farm at Little River, one hundred and sixty acres more or less, bounded on South West by lands owned by Jn McDonald, and on the North East by lands belonging to Jn. A. McIsaac. I also devise and bequeath to my aforesaid wife and son all the cattle and appurtenances belonging to the said farm, to wit: Two horses, fifteen head of horned cattle, fifteen head of sheep, two barns, two carriages, plow, mower raker and hay forks etc. I also bequeath to my wife Elizabeth and my son Louis in equal shares a piece of intervale three acres more or less bounded on the West by the farm owned by Charles Blanchard, and on the East by the farm owned by Angus McDonald. I bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth unconditionally to dispose of as she may think fit any money that may be left after my death. I bequeath devise and make over to my son Patrick the piece of land Eighty acres more or less bounded on the West by the farm owned by Wm. Doucette, and on the East by farm owned by Thomas Luidi with the condition annexed thereto that in case my son Patrick does not build a homestead thereon and reside therein permanently then it is herewith stipulated and it is my wish that the aforesaid farm will revert and pass automatically without any process of law to his son Leonard as soon as he comes of age and from him to his heirs and assigns for ever. I bequeath devise and make over to my sons Thomas and Tepherin in equal proportions the divisions to be made by themselves or by someone else selected by them. The farm situated at South Branch one hundred and sixty acres more or less and bounded as follows: West by land own by Peter Muise, on the East by land owned by Peter O'Quinn on the North by South Branch and on the South by Crown Land to belong to them their heirs and assigns for ever. I herewith appoint my wife Elizabeth sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I sign my hand this Second day of June. 1921. Signed PHILIP his X sign LUIDI
Witnesses John Luidi    Everest Porrier.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 5/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Elizabeth
Luidi. Jan 5/22
Estate sworn at



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 26, 2002

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