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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Thistle


Will of Thomas Thistle from Newfoundland will books volume 14 page 505 probate year 1929

The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Thistle

This is the last will and Testament of me, Thomas Thistle of Harbour Grace, Gentleman. After payment or all debts (if any) and funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath the following, namely -

To my daughter Minnie, wife of Elisha Button, the sum of Two thousand dollars.

To my wife, Lydia the Dwelling House and the land appurtenant thereto and all the Household furniture and effects contained therein situate on the North side of Water Street in Harbour Grace TO HOLD the same to her for her life and after her death the said House and land and furniture and effects to go to my daughter Rowena TO HOLD the same to her for ever absolutely.

All the rest residue and remainder of my estate lands, goods, chattels and effects I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Lydia and my said daughter Rowena share and share alike.

I appoint my nephew David R. Thistle of St. John's King's Printer to be the Executor of this my will.

Signed this 12th day of August Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.

Thomas Thistle

Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator at St. John's the day and year aforesaid in the presence of us who, in his presence and the presence of each other all being present at the same time, have hereto signed our names as Witnesses.

F. Jamieson
F.A. .Mews

(Margin comments added by Judy Benson as part of the wills project)
W.H Horwood
May. 27/29
Probate granted
David R. Thistle
on the 28th day
of May A.D. 1929
Value of Estate



Colleen's Note:
Newfoundland 1921 Census
Harbour Grace Pt. - 3

THISTLE; Thomas       M Head, m, 1856, Jun, 65, Hr. Grace
THISTLE; Lidie       F Wife, m, 1859, Jul, 62, Hr. Grace
THISTLE; Rowena       F Dau, si, 1894, Dec, 27, Hr. Grace

Marriages 1883
On Dec 8th., in the Methodist Church, Little Bay Islands, by the Rev. Joseph LISTER, Mr. Thomas THISTLE, of Boot Harbour, Mall's Bay, to Lydia, only child of the deceased William JONES, of Little Bay Islands.

Page Contributed by Colleen Haynes
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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