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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Born
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 256-257
probate year 1911
(I looked this one up on the hand-written will index, and it looks
like the name should be “Born” not “Boone” or “Boone”)
William Born deceased.
Last will and Testament I William
Borne, Priest - Dean of the Archdiocese of St. John’s
Newfoundland declare this to be my last will and Testament. First. I
order all my property, household farm and all other property possessed
by me at the time of my death to be sold and the monies realized from
their Sale together with the money now to my credit in the Royal Bank
of Canada, to be disposed of as follows:
1st all personal debts to be
2nd all amounts due to my servants John Halleran,
Mary Kennedy & Lucy
Keehan to be paid
3rd I leave one hundred Dollars to the Church
Building Fund, Kilbride
4th I leave one hundred and fifty dollars
to Littledale Academy Building Fund.
5th I leave one hundred
and fifty dollars to Building Fund St. Patricks Church River Head.
6th I leave Fifty Dollars to St. Michael’s Orphanage Belvidere St.
7th I leave Fifty Dollars to Mount Cashel Industrial
8th I leave Fifty Dollars each to my Sisters Elizabeth
English and Margaret Ryall.
9th I leave Sixty Dollars to my
niece Mary Barnes.
10th I leave Forty Dollars to my
nephew Vincent Goss.
11th I leave Two hundred Dollars
for Masses for the repose of my soul
12th. I leave my watch
to my sister Anne Goss.
13th I leave my chalice, large
writing Desk and my books to the Rev. W. P. Doutney.
desire that the Residue be equally divided between my sisters Anne
Goss. Elizabeth English and Margaret Ryall and my niece Mary
that the amount of Residue does not exceed two hundred dollars. Should
it exceed that amount the remainder shall be equally divided between
Littledale Academy Fund and St. Patricks Church Fund.
hereby appoint as sole Executor of this my last will and Testament the
Rev. W. P. Doutney P.P. St. Kyrans Placentia West Newfoundland
(signed) This 24th day of October 1910. Wm Born Witnesses to Signature
Catherine Devereux Mary Ellen Barnes.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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