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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John Aylward Senior
Will of John Aylward Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages
527-528 probate year 1912
John Aylward deceased.
St. John’s Newfoundland
April 30th 1910 Be it known to all men
that I the undersigned John Aylward Planter of Little Fogo Islands in
Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind though weak in bodily
health do hereby make this as my last will and testament to wit: I desire
that my property consisting of Dwelling house ground boats nets etc at
Little Fogo Island be realized and the proceeds be handed over to my
executor under mentioned for the purposes of the trusts herein mentioned
2nd I bequeath to my two sisters Mrs
Kate or Katherine Howe now living, and
a widow in Globe Arizona and Ellen Aylward Spinster
now in S. Boston the sum of five hundred dollars each.
3rd I leave for masses for the repose of
my soul twenty-five dollars.
4th I bequeath to the male & female orphanages of Mount Cashel and Belvedere
one hundred dollars each. All the rest and residue of my property I leave
in trust for religious and charitable purposes as he may deem fit to
Archbishop Howley whom I appoint my sole Executor - John
Aylward - E. P. Roche J.J. McGrath witnesses
Newfoundland Northern District Fogo to wit
I John Aylward senior of Little Fogo Island in the
northern District of Newfoundland being ill of body but sound of mind
and memory do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament
regarding my property situated at Wadhams Harbor Little Fogo Island.
In the first place I do bequeath & give unto my two sisters viz Catherine
Howe in Bisbay
Arizona and Ellen Aylward in South Boston all the property & household
effects consisting of dwelling house, stores stage water - side & land
adjoining as well as all the fishing property consisting of Cod-trap
caplin - seine cod nets & seal nets and all other fishing property and I do hereby appoint Mr
Ambrose Fitzgerald of Fogo as the executor
of this my will giving him full power after my death to sell by public
auction or private sale the above mentioned property & after deducting
any expenses incurred by him in the procedure to remit balance to my
said two sisters;
In the second place I do bequeath & give
unto Mr Francis Keeffe of Tilting all my wearing apparel.
In the third place I do hereby appoint my executor to take charge of
all effects now in the house of Mr Michael Maddock after
my death As witness my hand and seal at Fogo this twenty sixth day
of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & eleven
His x mark Aylward - witnesses E.
O. Brien A. J. Fitzgerald Michael
E. Maddocks. Signed
sealed acknowledged, published and declared by the said Testator to
be his last will and testament regarding his property situate at Little
Fogo after having been first read over and being fully understood in
the presence of the above witnesses. Dated at Fogo February
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Rt Rev. M
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