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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Theodore Thomas Watts



Will of Theodore Thomas Watts
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 371 & 372 probate year 1904

The last will of Theodore Thomas Watts late of Moonee Ponds, near Melbourne in the colony of Victoria Master Mariner deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Theodore Thomas Watts of Moonee Ponds near Melbourne in the colony of Victoria Master Mariner after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath unto Jane Watts (nee Magee) (my wife) all my real and personal estate and all that may be bequeathed to me by will or deed of athem(?) or that I may be otherwise entitled to The said Jane Watts to have full control during her life provided she does not marry again. In the event of her marrying again all the balance of real and personal estate to be invested and the interest to be used for the education of my child Claud Magee Watts and in the event of the interest not being sufficient for the support of the said Claud Magee Watts and also for his education, the principal to be used in a reasonable manner for his support and education and in the event of their being more children they are each and all to be supported and educated in the same manner as the afore named Claud Magee Watts and I hereby appoint the perpetual executors and trustees association of Australia Limited 46 Queen St. Melbourne, executors of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of Feby in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two (1892)

Signed by the said Theodore Thomas Watts the Testator and by him declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas Henry Henderson     Davis George McIsaac and also the payment of notes and taxes to be paid on property now owned by me in the towns of Townsville Queensland (Australia) allotment -13- section 18 A Harold Street and allotment -5- section 19A Stagpole Street (Townsville) My wish is that this land never be sold excepting to relieve the distress of my wife and our children but his land may be leased or rented for any term not exceeding twenty-five 25 years for building purposes. No division of land property or money to be made until Claud Magee Watts attain the age of twenty-one 21 years should there by any other children born to us then no division of real or personal estate to be made until the youngest attains the age of twenty-one years (21) all monies or properties that may be bequeathed to or fall to me by will or deed or otherwise that I may be entitled to these monies to be paid over to Jane Watts for her use as aforementioned and the properties if in a foreign country to be sold and the proceeds to be invested for her use as aforementioned but in the event of any properties coming to me in the colonies of Australia or New Zealand, these properties to be retained or sold as advised on by the best authority obtainable and with the consent of Jane Watts always. Jane Watts to be consulted as to the authority obtainable for the retaining or selling of properties. On the youngest child attaining the age of 21 years twenty-one the residue to be equally divided and each one receive his or her share always provided Jane Watts remain single then wile she remain single no division to take place until her death. Theodore Thomas Watts. Thomas Henry Henderson, Davis George McIsaac.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will of Theodore Thomas Watts.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 13, 1904
Emerson J.
Letters of adm.
C.t.a. granted
On the 13th June
1904 to Jane
Claudius Watts
Henry C Watts
Estate sworn
at $900.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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