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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Pardy


Will of James Pardy
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 96 and 97 probate year 1918)

In re James Pardy       deceased

I James Pardy of Little Harbor, Twillingate in the Northern district of the Island of Newfoundland, make this my last will and Testament, while in possession of sound mind and memory, this 13th day of April 1909 A. D. in manner and form as follows that is to say, [1] I give and bequeath unto my four daughters Louisa Rice, Mary Ann Weir, Druscilla Ansty and Annie Clark the sum of Forty dollars each. [2] I give and devise unto my grandson Max Pardy son of Samuel my watch, unto my grandson Norman Pardy son of George Pardy my gun. [3] I give and bequeath unto my sons Samuel Pardy and George Pardy my whole property situated at Little Harbor consisting of waterside premises, land and all erections thereon together with all my land that may be situated elsewhere this confirming a Deed of Gift made and registered heretofore [4] I give and devise unto my sons and daughters that may be living at my death all my household furniture in equal shares. [5] all my fishing property consisting of traps nets skiffs etc. that I may die possessed of I give, devise and bequeath unto my sons Samuel and George Pardy. [6] Should the schooner "Gladys C." not be sold before my death, I give and devise unto my sons Samuel Pardy and George Pardy in equal shares all my interest in and to the said schooner. [7] Any money not already disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto my sons and daughters in the following manner that is to say to my sons Samuel Pardy and George Pardy to their shares each to each of daughters one share each i.e. when my sons get three dollars then my daughters are to one dollar [8] It is to be understood that if any of my children above named should deceased at the time of the distribution of my property that their heirs or assigns will be entitled to the same consideration as my child should if living [9] All the rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons Samuel Pardy and George Pardy their heirs administrators and assigns. [10] And lastly I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White Notary Public to be my executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 13th day of April 1909 A. D. James his X mark Pardy.

Signed in the presence of George Guy       Alex Guy

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 3/18
Kent J.
May 6/18
to Charles
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: September 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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