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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Thomas Norris Sr.
Will of Thomas Norris Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 352 & 353 probate year 1840
Thomas Norris Sr. deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Norris Senior of Ferryland in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First I give and devise unto my son Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns my dwelling house gardens meadows outhouses cellars fishing stage Fishing Flakes and appurtenances thereunto belonging and situate in Ferryland aforesaid. Also I give and devise unto my said son Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns a dwelling house and gardens situate at Freshwater in Ferryland aforesaid and under lease to Thomas LeMasseny Also I give and devise unto my son Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns a dwelling house and gardens situate at the north side of Ferryland aforesaid and under lease to Martin Stafford. Also I give and devise unto my son Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns a dwelling house and gardens situate in Ferryland aforesaid (and adjoining my present dwelling house) together with a beach and fish flake in front thereof and under lease to Lewis M. Lynch. Also, I give and devise unto my son Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns a potato garden situate at Ferryland aforesaid and under lease to Catherine Dullhunty.
Also I give and bequeath unto my son William Norris the sum of five shillings sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Adams the sum of five shillings sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Johanna Molloy the sum of five shillings sterling.
And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods and chattels of what kind or nature whatsoever I give and bequeath the same to my said son Thomas Norris whom I hereby appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty. Thomas Norris Senr (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Norris Senior to be his last will and testament in presence of us H.G. Clows. William Sanders. George Morry.
D. M. Browning
|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
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 18, 2003)
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