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Will of Arthur Thomey
This is the last will and testament of me Arthur Thomey of Mosquito in the Island of Newfoundland, In the first place I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of my estate.
Secondly I give devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Thomey the interest arising from my shares and stock in the Harbor Grace Water Company viz the sum of fifty pounds per annum to be paid to her half yearly during her life and after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the said shares and stock amounting to the sum of one thousand pounds currency with the interest which may then be due to my son Arthur Thomey his heirs and assigns for ever. I also give devise and bequeath to my said son Arthur his heirs and assigns for ever the dwelling house outhouses stores wharf land and premises where I now reside and occupy at Mosquito aforesaid and also all other lands and premises I am in possession of as tenant to hold to the said Arthur Thomey during the terms of my lease or leases- I also give devise and bequeath to the said Arthur Thomey all my cattle furniture plate and other moveables belonging to me. I also give devise and bequeath to my said son Arthur Thomey my fishing room plantation and premises situate at Carteret Island Labrador together with the personal property belonging to the same to hold unto his heirs and assigns for ever
Thirdly I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Ross wife of Thomas Ross the sum of two hundred pounds currency- to my daughter Ellen Candler wife of Thomas Candler the sum of one hundred pounds currency- to my daughter Mary Leyton wife of Charles Leyton the sum of one hundred pounds currency to my daughter Ann Collins wife of Terence Collins the sum of one hundred pounds currency to be paid by my executors within six calendar months after my decease to each of my said daughters for their sole use and benefit free and independent of their said husbands-
Fourthly- I give devise and bequeath to my son Henry Thomey the sum of two hundred pounds currency.
Fifthly All the rest residue and remainder of my moneys lands or other property whatsoever either real or personal of which I may die possessed or be at any time entitled to and not hereinbefore specifically bequeathed I hereby give devise and bequeath to my said two sons Henry Thomey and Arthur Thomey and their heirs for ever share and share alike-
Sixthly. After my decease and payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses should there not be a sufficient amount of money remaining belonging to me to pay the whole of the money legacies hereinbefore bequeathed, I hereby direct that a reduction to meet such deficiency be made rateably in the legacies bequeathed to my daughter Elizabeth Ross, Ellen Candler, Mary Leyton and Ann Collins and my sons Henry Thomey and Arthur Thomey. And lastly I hereby appoint my said sons Henry Thomey and Arthur Thomey executors of this my last will and testament and revoke and declare void all other wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set and subscribed my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of August in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
I Arthrur Thomey of Mosquito do make and ordain this as a codicil to my before written will to form a part of the same- I will and bequeath to the Right Revd Dr. Dalton the sum of ten pounds currency for the Chapel in Harbor Grace five pounds for High Masses for the good of my soul- I also will and bequeath to Revd John Walsh of Harbor Grace the sum of five pounds and I desire that no reduction on any account whatever be made in these three legacies. I also will and bequeath to my son Arthur Thomey all my right title and interest in the house and premises at present occupied by Ebenezer Parsons and situate in Harbor Grace and which said house and premises were mortgaged to me by William Pitts of Belle Isle- Signed and sealed by the said testator Arthur Thomey this twenty sixth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight in our presence the interlineation "high" and "house and" having been first made, and the said codicil having been first read over and explained
Arthur (his mark) X Thomey (LS) Lewis W. Emerson, J.O. Fraser.
I further desire that the three hundred pounds which I gave to my son-in-law Charles Leyton is not to be required of him by my executors as I gave it to him as the marriage portion of my daughter Mary.
Dated 26th August 1868. Arthur (his mark) X Thomey (LS) Signed and sealed by the said testator Arthur Thomey in our presence having been first read over and explained. Lewis W. Emerson, J.O. Fraser.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
Contributed by Judy Benson and also by Joanne Connors Parandjuk
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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