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Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors

Will of Richard Patrick Voisey

In the Supreme Court

In Re:  

Richard Patrick Voisey



Administration granted to
Mary Ann Voisey
On the 26th. Day of March
A. D. 1918
Value of Estate $125.14


Vol. 7 Folio 220

To The Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, or one of the
      Honourable the Judges thereof:
      The Petition of William F. Lloyd, Kingís Counsel, His
Majestyís Attorney General, made on behalf of the Newfoundland
Regiment Pay and Record Office, and in accordance with the provi-
sions of the Soldierís and Sailorís Wills Act, 1917, ďhumbly
sets forth as follows:
Private Richard Patrick Voisey of St. Johnís, # 1462
First Newfoundland Regiment -   - was killed in action -   - on the
14th -   - day of April, 1917.
      Said deceased left him surviving his mother Mary Ann Voisey
of Haggerty Street, St. Johnís; his brothers, John Voisey, R. N. R.,
Leo Voisey, 1st. Newfoundland Regiment, William Voisey, Edward
Voisey and Alfred Voisey; and his sisters, Minnie Voisey, Bride
Voisey, Maud Voisey and Florence Voisey.
      He died intestate, and at the date of his death was
possessed of no assets within the jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court of Newfoundland, save only those specified in the Inventory
hereto annexed (marked ďAĒ), which said assets do not exceed in
value the sum of five hundred dollars.

In the top left corner is written
March 22, 1918
      No Probate or Administrationto the Estate of the Deceased
has been granted to any person.

      Your Petitioner designates Mary Ann Voisey, mother of said deceased
as the person to whom administration is to be granted; and humbly
prays that Letters of Administration to the Estate and Effects of
the said Deceased may be issued to her , and as in duty bound
your Petitioner will ever humbly pray, etc.
      Dated at St. Johnís , this 19th day of March , 1918.

          W F Lloyd
          H. M. Attorney General.

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
In the Estate of
        Richard Patrick Voisey          Deceased.

I, Mary Ann Voisey
of St. Johnís   , in the Electoral District of      St. Johnís West
in the Island of Newfoundland, widow , make oath and say that
                Richard Patrick Voisey
late of St. Johnís, in the Electoral District of St. Johnís West
in the Island aforesaid, volunteer deceased died intestate; that I will well
and faithfully administer the estate and effects of the said deceased, by paying his
just debts and distributing the residue of his estate and effects according to law;
that I will exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said estate and
effects, and render a just and true account thereof whenever required by law so to do;
that the said deceased died at France
on the      14th     day of      April      ; one thousand
nine hundred and seventeen ; and that the gross value of the said
estate and effects of the deceased is      One hundred and twenty
five      14/- dollars, and no mopre, according to the best of my knowledge,
information and belief

Sworn at St. Johnís on the 26th day of March Mary Ann Voisey
A. D. 1918, before me,

D. Q. Kent

Transcriber's Notes:

Richard Patrick Voisey was one of possibly 12 children of Richard Voisey and his wife Mary Ann Gibbs. Nine siblings are listed in the will and his mother Mary Ann. I can document the following:

John Joseph Voisey = John Voisey in document b. 17 May 1883 . John appears to have married, lost his wife and then married a widow Catherine nee ???? Walsh.

Mary Elizabeth Voisey = presumably Minnie Voisey in document b. 23 Sep 1884

Richard Michael Voisey = b. 26 Feb 1886 not mentioned in document. possibly this is Richard Patrick as his declared age when joining the army in 1915 was 27.

William Patrick Voisey = William Voisey in document b. 13 Mar 1887

Edward Joseph Voisey = Edward Voisey in document. b. 03 Apr 1888 Edward may have married Margaret Simms.

Brigid Ann Voisey = Bride Voisey in document. b. 01 Jan 1889 Bride may have married David Simms.

Hannah Rose Voisey = presumably dead as not mentioned in document b. 08 Nov 1889 twin sister to Albert

Albert Joseph Voisey = Alfred Voisey in document b. 08 Nov 1889 twin brother to Hannah

Florence Voisey = Florence Voisey in document. b. Abt. Feb 1898 Florence married Frederick LeGrow

Maud Voisey = Maud Voisey in document b. ?????

Leo Michael Voisey = Leo Voisey in document. Leo was killed in action in France six months after his brother in October 1917. His war records indicate that he was presumed to be missing from Oct 1917 until presumed dead in May of 1918

At this stage my suspicions based on a fair amount of research place the father of Richard Patrick Voisey as most likely Richard Tucker Voisey, born to Richard Voisey and Elizabeth Tucker? on 13th August 1857 and baptised at St. Thomas Anglican Church. Richard Tucker Voisey if I am correct, died in 1916 and is buried with his wife Mary Ann Gibbs and son Leo. Mary Ann Gibbs is believed to have died in 1954.

If I am also correct in my research and deductive reasoning, Richard Voisey who married Elizabeth Tucker?? was a son of Richard Voisey from Buckfastleigh in Devon and his wife Catherine Jennings. Richard Voisey who married Elizabeth Tucker? is believed to have died as a Catholic on 29 Feb, 1904 but was baptised at the Anglican Cathedral in 1835.

All of the children of Richard Voisey and Elizabeth Tucker? were baptised at St. Thomas Anglican Church and the children pretty well all appear to have converted to the Catholic faith.

The war records for Richard Patrick Voisey can be found online at

The war records for Leo Michael Voisey can be found online at

The equivalent will for Leo Michael Voisey is listed on NGB but as of January 2011 has not been transcribed and posted online.

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