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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(V)
Joseph Vallis

 

Will of Joseph Vallis
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 180-181 probate year 1855

In re
     Joseph Vallis      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Joseph Vallis late of the Parish of Shepton Montague near Wincanton Somersetshire, but now of Twillingate in the Northern District of Newfoundland being of sound mind memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of human life do make this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say, First I give and bequeath unto Aaron Moors son of the late Jacob Moors of Twillingate aforesaid the sum of five pounds currency.     Secondly, The remainder of my property consisting of monies dues, debts, claims and bequests together with all personal property to me belonging at the time of my decease I give and bequeath in five equal shares as follows, namely, one share to my brother James Vallis one share to my brother Richard VALLis one share to my brother Samuel Vallis one share to my sister Jane and one share to the children of my late sister Ann Talbot.     Lastly I do hereby constitute make and ordain Mr. Samuel Moors of Twillingate aforesaid only and sole executor of this my last will and testament and also do utterly disallow disannul and revoke all and every other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my only last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Twillingate in Newfoundland aforesaid the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
Joseph his X mark Vallis (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Vallis as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names, William Wells (son of Robert Wells) Samuel Moors.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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