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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Buckley


Will of Patrick Buckley
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 400-401 probate year 1898
There’s no clause number six

Last will and Testament of
Patrick Buckley of St. John’s
Blacksmith deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Patrick Buckley of St. John’s Blacksmith and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
First: I give and bequeath unto my wife Hannah Buckley for her life all my leasehold interest in all that estate known as “Carters Estate” and situate on or near Carter Hill in St. John’s which was leased to me by Peter Tessier administrator of Carters Estate for a term of forty years from the first day of January Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and eighty four to the intent that she shall provide for and maintain my niece Eliza Buckley out of the proceeds thereof and retain the balance (if any) for her own use and benefit and after the death of my said wife the property hereby bequeathed shall vest absolutely in my niece Eliza Buckley and my said wife shall not in any way sell or encumber the said property except so far as may be necessary for the support and maintenance of my said niece And it is my will and desire that in the event of my niece Eliza Buckley predeceasing my wife the said property shall vest absolutely in my said wife.
Second. I give and bequeath all the household furniture now in my house to my wife Hannah and my niece Eliza Buckley for their joint lives with benefit of survivorship.
Third. I give and bequeath unto my wife Hannah for her own sole use and benefit all my property on both sides of Williams Lane consisting of land and twelve dwelling houses and a dwelling house and forge thereon, and all the stock in trade, implements and utensils of what kind soever in the said forge.
Fourth. I give and bequeath all that farm and dwelling house belonging to me situate on the Thorburn Turnpike Road to my niece Eliza Buckley absolutely for her own use and benefit.
Fifth: I desire that my Executor pay out of my estate the sum of sixteen dollars per annum for four years to his Lordship Bishop Power for masses and sixteen dollars per annum for four years to the Belvedere orphanage.
Seventh. I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property to my wife absolutely for her own use and benefit. I hereby appoint Henry Shea of St. John’s Physician Executor of this my will. (Sgd) Patrick Buckley. Signed Published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution hereof on the third day of October eighteen hundred and ninety-three. (Sgd) Jos. Shea (Sgd) Arthur G. Diamond

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Patrick Buckley deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I. Little
granted to
Hy. Shea
the Exor.
Fb 2: 1898
sworn under



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