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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Edward Thomas

 

 

Will of Edward Thomas
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 50 & 51 probate year 1921

In re
     EDWARD THOMAS.       DECEASED.

This is the last will and testament of me, Edward Thomas, of St. John's Newfoundland, Carpenter and Builder. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.

  • FIRST. I appoint my two sons, Henry J. Thomas and James H. Thomas, and the survivor of them, executors of this my will.
  • SECOND. I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.
  • THIRD. I give, devise and bequeath the land and house known as No. 1 Bee Orchis Terrace on Queen's Road in the city of St. John's, and at present leased to J.W.N. Johnstone, to my son Edward A. Thomas and my daughters Sarah Harvey Whitmore in equal half shares, the said land and house to be owned by them as tenants in common.
  • FOURTH. I give, devise and bequeath the land and house known as No. 2 Bee Orchis Terrace, on Queen's Road in the city of St. John's, and at present leased to Harry A. Winter, to my daughter Elizabeth Absolutely, I also give to my said daughter Elizabeth all the household furniture in the house occupied by me and my wife and my said daughter; provided that my said daughter shall act with my executors in distributing to such members of my family as I shall have named to my said wife and daughter such parts of the said furniture as I shall have directed to be given to them.
  • FIFTH. I give, devise and bequeath the land and house known as No. 3 Bee Orchis Terrace on Queen's Road in the city of St. John's, and at present leased to Lamont Paterson, to my sons Henry J. Thomas and James H. Thomas in equal half shares, the said land and house to be owned by them as tenants in common. I make this gift of the said property, which is the most valuable on the said Terrace, in the wish and expectation that my said sons will perform their duties as executors of this my will free of all charge except for out-of-pocket expenses.
  • SIXTH. The three gifts immediately preceding are made subject to the condition that there shall be paid annually out of the rents and profits of each of the said three properties the sum of four dollars towards the maintenance of the Congregational Church in St. John's, making twelve dollars in all, the said gift to be expressed as being made out of my estate.
  • SEVENTH. I direct that, should my wife Sarah Jane become sick or invalid and require the services of a Doctor or Nurses for her attendance and comfort, the expenses of the same shall be paid out of my estate.
  • EIGHTH. I give to my granddaughter Ethel, the daughter of my son George, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
  • NINTH. I direct that any money of which I shall die possessed shall, after my payment of my debts, testamentary and funeral expenses and of the aforesaid legacy to my granddaughter Ethel, be divided equally between my sons, Henry, James and Edward, and my daughters Elizabeth and Sarah.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this sixth day of August, Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Eighteen. EDWARD THOMAS.
Signed by the above named testator as his last will in the joint presence of himself and us, who at his request and in such joint presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. HARRY A. WINTER   LOUISE M. SAUNDERS.

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

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 11/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Henry J. Thomas
and James H. Thomas
June 12/21
Estate sworn
at $18,549.65

 

 

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 May 26, 2002

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