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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Trachy


Will of John Trachy
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 322 probate year 1840.
This name is spelled John and Jean in the will, and John in the Will Index

In re
     John Trachy       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John Trachy a native of the Island of Jersey but now dwelling at Bear Need in the Bay of Conception Newfoundland being of perfect mind and memory & knowing it is opionted once for all men to die do make this my last will and testament.

First I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be desently buried & my depts to be paid & as touching my temporal estate I bequeath as followes
To John Trachy the son Ph Trachy Forty pounds,
To Peter Trachy the son of Ph Trachy xxx xxx of Forty pounds
To Rachael Trachy daughter of Ph Trachy Forty pounds
to the widdow of Ph Trachy thirty pounds
to my sister Rachael Hockey thirty pounds
to John Hockey the son of my sister Hockey forty pounds
To my sister Jane thirty pounds,
to my sisters daughter Rachel Hockey twenty pounds
to my sister Jane eight children one hundred pounds
To my godson Saml Batten fifty pounds
to the Parish of St. Naires fifteen pounds
to Saml Batten wife & children thirty pounds
to John Richards ten pounds,
the remainer to be equaly divided through the whole family confirming and ratifying this to be my last will & testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteen day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & seventeen. Jean Trachy (LS)
Signed & sealed by the testator to be his last will & testament in presence of us & of each other. Witness John Richards,   Robert Sealey.    Samuel Batten.

Certified Correct
D. M. Browning




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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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