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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas A. Pippy



Will of Thomas A. Pippy
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 135 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas A. Pippy of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Machinist.

  1. I give devise and bequeath my lands and dwelling house situate on the Torbay Road and all my household furniture and effects to my wife Ellen Jane Pippy for ever and absolutely.
  2. I give and bequeath my leasehold land and dwelling house No. 67 Springdale Street to my daughter Nellie V. Barteau for the residue of the term thereof subject to the rents and conditions of the lease thereof.
  3. I give and bequeath to my son Walter E. Pippy my leasehold land and building on Waldegrave Street (uses as a business premises) and all machinery, plant, Stock in trade, chattles, book debts, credits and assets of my business (except moneys in Bank) subject
    1. to the rents and conditions of the lease of the said land and building and,
    2. to the conditions that he agree to carry on the business during my wife's life unless prevented by illness or other causes beyond his control and pay her during her life the sum of Eight hundred dollars per annum. Should he accept these conditions, the said annuity to my said wife shall be a first charge upon the said land and building. Provided that should he decline to accept these conditions, my said business shall be realised, and the net proceeds thereof (except moneys in Bank) after payment of the liabilities of the business shall go to my said wife and my said son and daughter, all sharing equally.
  4. I give to my said wife absolutely all moneys in Bank at the time of my death to the credit of the business carried on by me.
  5. I appoint my said wife and William P. Butler of Saint John's aforesaid Departmental Store Manager Executors of this my will.

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 20th day of October Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Twenty One. THOMAS A. PIPPY.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
W.E. Wood, Solicitor, St. John's (Oct 20/21)
W.P. Butler Dept. Store Mgr. 92 Pleasant St. St. John's.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 1 /21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to William
P. Butler &
Ellen Jane
Pippy Dec 2/21
Estate sworn
at $13.350.00



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 June 16, 2002

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