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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
David Troy


Will of David Troy
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 499 probate year 1863

In re
David Troy deceased.

The last will and testament of David Troy of Brigus Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland.    I give and bequeath to Mary Ann Daly daughter of James Daly of Brigus aforesaid my house and garden situate in Irish Town in Brigus aforesaid.    I give and bequeath to my brother-in-law James Daly all the rest of my property after paying all my just and lawful debts together with all my stock in trade, furniture of whatsoever kind &c.     My dwelling house is built on leased property that also I give to James Daly aforesaid upon this understanding that he pays the rent during the unexpired term of the lease.     I desire that in the event of my death James Daly aforesaid shall cause me to be decently and respectably interred.    I also desire that James Daly do pay or cause to be paid to the Revd. Edward O’Keef or to the officiating Roman Catholic Clergyman of Brigus the sum of thirty shillings for Masses being said for the repose of my soul.    And I do hereby nominate and appoint James Daly beforementioned to be executor of this my last will and testament.    David Troy.    Signed sealed published and declared as & for the last will and testament of the said David Troy in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto the said will being first read over to the said testator in our presence before he signed it and appeared to be fully understood by him on this seventeenth day of April A.D. 1863. W.S. Mills,     Richard Mandeville.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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