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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Shea


Will of Henry Shea
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 202 & 203 probate year 1918

In re Henry Shea       deceased

This is the Last Will of me Henry Shea of St. John's, Physician and Surgeon. I bequeath to my sister Isabella Langrishe Shea now of Nazareth House Isleworth, England, an annuity of Two Hundred Dollars per year, payable quarterly, during her life. I bequeath to my Executor hereinafter named the sum of One Hundred Dollars upon trust for the Men's St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Ladies St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Dorcas Society in equal shares, the said money to be applied by the said Societies for the benefit of the poor. I bequeath to my son, Major Henry F. Shea of the Royal Army Medical Corps the sum of Two Thousand Dollars payable to him after the death of my sister Isabella Langrishe Shea. I devise and bequeath all the residue of my Estate and effects unto and to the use of my daughter Mary Outerbridge. I appoint my son-in-law Norman A. Outerbridge of St. John's Executor of this my will. I revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this 18 day of February A.D. 1915 -Henry Shea- Signed by the said Henry Shea as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: Annie Murphy     John Fisellan(?)

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 22/18
adm cta
Oct 1/18
granted to
George Shea
E Geo(?) Harvey
Francis E Rendell
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.

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REVISED: October 9, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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