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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Manuel


Will of Thomas Manuel
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 374-375 probate year 1885

In Re
      Thomas Manuel deceased.

This is the last will and testament of Thomas Manuel late of Twillingate in the Northern District in the Island of Newfoundland now of Loon Bay District and Island aforesaid Planter.    I give devise and bequeath to my son Thomas James Manuel, my messuage or dwelling house in which I now reside, household furniture and effects lands and premises thereunto belonging situate in Loon Bay aforesaid    I give and bequeath to my sons Titus Manuel and Obadiah Manuel each Ten pounds current money of Newfoundland to be paid to each on my youngest daughter Lydia Jane Manuel now residing with me attaining the age of twenty one years- and further I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Matilda the wife of Thomas Guy- Amelia Ann the wife of Frederick Slade- Joanna Clara the wife of Francis Forward and Lydia Jane Manuel aforementioned the sum of ten pounds currency to be paid each on the said Lydia Jane Manuel attaining the age aforementioned, for their own sole use and benefit and that the same shall not be subject to their husbands debts or control and that their receipt alone notwithstanding their coverture shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same-
All the rest and residue of my property personal and real I give devise and bequeath to my son Thomas James Manuel for his own absolute use and benefit    I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Thomas James Manuel and Thomas Peyton of Twillingate to be executors of this my will & testament.   Dated this thrity-first day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five-    Thomas Manuel (LS) Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Thomas Manuel, in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands thereto on the day of the date within written, John Peyton, J.P.     James Peyton, Inspector Weights & Measures, Twillingate.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & by Joanne Connors Parandjuk

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

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