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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Born


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”)

In re
      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 paid
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. John’s
7th I leave Fifty Dollars to Mount Cashel Industrial Schools -
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.
14th I desire that the Residue be equally divided between my sisters Anne Goss. Elizabeth English and Margaret Ryall and my niece Mary Barnes provided 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.
15 I 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.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 9/11
May 10/11
granted to
William P.
sworn at



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