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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Murphy



Will of Thomas Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 353 probate year 1904

The last will of Thomas Murphy Late of St. John's, Carpenter, deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Murphy of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Carpenter made this seventeenth day of June A.D. 1903. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Hoskins all the property of every description whatsoever of which I shall die possessed to have and to hold the said property unto my said daughter for ever I appoint Samuel Joy of St. John's trader the executor of this my will.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name by affixing my mark at Saint John's the day and year first above written.
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at this request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the same having been first read over and explained Thomas his x mark Murphy     E. P. Morris    Samuel Joy

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Thomas Murphy.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
14 Apr 1904
Johnson J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the 15th
April 1904 to
Samuel Joy the
Estate sworn at
$1500.00 (very faint)



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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