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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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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
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.
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
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
Fb 2: 1898
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