28 May 1834 Will of John Ivamey of New Bonaventure (proved 14 November 1834)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1838

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Ivamey of New Bonaventure in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being
of a sound mind & memory but far advanced in years and mindful of the uncertainty of human
life do make constitute and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say First I
give & bequeath to my dear Wife Mary Ivamey and to my friend and Minister the Reverend
William Bullock the sum of One thousand pounds "Consolidated L3 per cent Annuities"
now standing in my name on the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of
England to be jointly held by them in trust and to be applied in form and manner following
that is to say the whole of the interest of the said one thousand pounds to be enjoyed by the
said Mary Ivamey with as much of the capital as may be necessary for her support and
comfort so long as she shall remain unmarried & no longer and at her death or at the
the time of her marriage the above sum or as much of it as shall then remain to be
divided equally between my two sons Jonathan Ivamey and James Ivamey and in case
of the death of either of them then his part to be divided among his children share and share
alike Item I give and bequeath to my dear Wife Mary Ivamey and to my friend and
Minister the Reverend William Bullock the sum of Four hundred and seventy nine
pounds eleven shillings and nine pence now standing in my name in the books of Messrs
Slade & Kelson Merchants of Trinity together with all other monies of which I may
died possessed and all sums due to me at the time of my death to be jointly held by them
In trust and to be applied in form and manner hereafter specified namely the whole
of the Interest to be enjoyed by the said Mary Ivamey with as much of the capital as
may be necessary for her comfort and support so long as she remains unmarried and no
longer and at her death or at the time of her Marriage the above sum or so much of it
as shall then remain to be equally divided between my two Sons Jonathan Ivamey
and James Ivamey and in the event of one of them dying before me then his part to
be divided among his Children share and share alike Item I give and bequeath to my
dear Wife Mary Ivamey all and every part of my dwellinghouse outhouses storehouses
gardens meadows household furniture and goods together with all my my Cattle and
Salmon Nets and a Pew in the Established Church now in my occupation to be hld and
enjoyed by her during her natural life and at her death the whole to be divided between
my two Sons Jonathan Ivamey and James Ivamey and in case of either of them
dying before me then his part to be divided among his Children share and share alike
Item I give and bequeath to my two Sons Jonathan Ivamey and James Ivamey
all my fishing Room situated in New Bonaventure together with all my Boats Seal
Nets Herring Nets Guns Traps and all other things belonging to the Fishery to be divided
equally between them and in case of either of them dying before me then his part to go to
his Children in equal proportions Item I give and bequeath to my Grandchild Amy



Ivamey daughter of James and Sarah Ivamey the sum of One hundred pounds now stand
ing in my name in the Books of Messrs Slade & Kelson Merchants of Trinity to be paid to
her when she attains the age of twenty one years Item I give and bequeath to John Ivamey
George Ivamey and Elizabeth Ivamey the Children of my Son the late George Ivamey
now deceased the sum of ten pounds each to be paid by my Executor at the death of my dear
Wife Mary Ivamey Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my dear Wife Mary
ivamey to be Executrix and my friend and Minister the Reverend William Bullock to
be the Executor of this my last Will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my Seal this twenty eighth day of May one thousand eight hundred
and thirty four  "Signed" John Ivamey his Mark X   Signed sealed
& delivered by the above named John Ivamey as his last Will and Testament in the presence
of us  "Signed" William Stoneman  Ben Thompson S M & Cat:
John King  William Bullock

In the Probate Office of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

              By The Honorable Henry John Boulton Esquire
              Chief Justice and The Honorables The Assistant Judges of the
              Supreme Court of Newfoundland

We do by these Presents make known to all Men that on the eleventh day of
August One thousand eight hundred and thirty four and in the fifth year of the Reign
of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth in the Probate Office the Supreme Court of
Newfoundland the last Will and Testament of John Ivamey of New Bonaventure
deceased hereunto annexed was proved approved and ordered to be Registered the said deceased
having whilst living and at the time of his death divers goods chattels credits and effects in the
said Island and within the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland By reason
whereof the providing and registering the said Will and granding Letters of Administration of all
and singular the rights Goods Chattels Credits and Effects of the said deceased and also the
auditing allowing and final discharging the accounts thereof are well known to appertain only
and wholly to the said Supreme Court And that Administration of all and singular the
Rights Goods Chattels Credits and Effects of the said deceased and any way concerning his last
Will and Testament was granted to William Bullock of Tirnity a Clergyman of the Established
Church the Executor named in the said Will he having first sworn well and faithfully to
administer the same and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Rights
Goods Chattels Credits and Effects of the said deceased and to exhibit the same into the Registry
of the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland at St John's in the Island aforesaid on or before
the eleventh day of August next and also to render a just and true account thereof when there
to lawfully required  In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of the said
Supreme Court to be hereunto affixed at St John's aforesaid the fourteenth day of
August One thousand eight hundred and thirty four By Order  B G Garrett Actg
Chf Clk & Regr

Proved at London 14th November 1834 before the Judge by the Oaths of Mary
Ivamey otherwise Ivamy Widow the Relict and the Revd William Bullock Clerk the
Executors to whom Admon was granted being first sworn (by Common) duly to administer


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