Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 384 probate year 1875/font>

Will of Thomas Butler


In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Butler of St. Johnís Master Mariner being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all other and former wills by me made.

First I direct that all my just debts be paid.

Secondly After the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Eliza Anne Butler all my lands property goods chattels credits and effects of what nature or kind whatsoever free and clear of the debts liabilities control or interference of any husband which she may have. I direct that after her death all my landed property houses and effects shall become the property of her children.

Thirdly I nominate and appoint Patrick J. Scott Attorney at law as my executor who shall sell or dispose of the assets of my estate as my said daughter may desire. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the 17th day of June A.D. 1872.

Thos. Butler (LS) Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us who in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other sign as attesting witnesses (the erasure on the third line from the bottom of the first page being first made) Patrick Jos. Scott, Edward Cousens.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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