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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Theophilus Sheppard

 

Will of Theophilus Sheppard
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 598-599 probate year 1924

In re
      THEOPHILUS SHEPPARD.          DECEASED.

I, Theophilus Sheppard, of Catalina, in the Electoral District of Trinity, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make my last Will and testament in manner and form following:

FIRST:     I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Hubert Sheppard, his heirs and assigns for ever, my Dwelling House and furniture, together with the fenced land surrounding it.

SECOND:     I give, devise and bequeath to my sons, Hubert Sheppard, and Kenneth Sheppard, my stores, flake, boat and fishing gear, to be divided between them share and share alike.

THIRD: I give, devise and bequeath to my two sons, Hubert and Kenneth, the rest of my land, not mentioned above, to be divided between them share and share alike.

FOURTH:     I give, devise and bequeath unto my five children, Hubert Sheppard. Kenneth Sheppard, Frank Sheppard, Jessie white and Elsie Courage, whatever money I may possess at the time of my death, to be divided among them share and share alike.

FIFTH: I hereby appoint the Eastern Trust Co. executor of this my last Will and testament.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Theophilus Sheppard, the testator, have to this my last Will and testament set my hand and my seal this thirty-first day of July, A.D. 1924.
THEOPHILUS his X mark SHEPPARD
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named Theophilus Sheppard, as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request, as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator and of each other.
S.J. Bishop, Port Union, Notary Public for Newfoundland.
T.W. Upwards, Catalina.

WHEREAS, I, Theophilus Sheppard, did on the thirty-first day of July, One thousand nine hundred and twenty four, make my last Will and testament, I do now by this writing add this Codicil to my said Will, to be taken as a part thereof.

      WHEREAS I have solemnly promised to erect a memorial Reredos in St. Peter’s Church, in Catalina, to the memory of my two sons, Norman and Harold, I hereby give and bequeath unto the Incumbent and Church-Wardens of St. Peters Church, the balance of the late Norman Sheppard’s personal account held by the Fishermen’s Union Trading Company, to be used for the purpose of the said memorial.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto place my hand and seal this thirty-first day of July, 1924.
THEOPHILUS his X mark SHEPPARD

Signed, Sealed, published & declared to us by the testator, Theophilus Sheppard, as and for a Codicil to be annexed to his last Will and testament. And we at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, this thirty-first day of July, 1924, A.D.

S.J. Bishop, Notary Public.
T.W. Upwards.

CORRECT,
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 9/24
Kent J.
Probate granted
to The Eastern
Trust Co.
Sept 4/24
Estate sworn
at $7146.06

 

 

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