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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Mary Bulger

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Part 1 - Contributed as part of the wills project by Judy Benson

Will of Mary Ann Bulger
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 506 probate year 1847

In re
      Mary Bulger       deceased.

In the name of God, Amen, I Mary Bulger of Saint John's in Newfoundland being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say,
First    I give and bequeath unto the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming, Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland, the sum of one thousand pounds currency towards the building of the Roman Catholic Cathedral now being built in Saint John's.
Secondly,   I give and bequeath unto the Reverend Kieran Walsh the sum of Fifty pounds currency for his sole use and benefit.
Thirdly,   I give and bequeath unto the Reverend John Forristall the sum of fifty pounds currency for his sole use and benefit.
Fourthly,    I give and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named the sum of ten pounds currency for the relief of the poor and distressed in Ireland.
Fifthly,   I give and bequeath unto the said Reverend Kieran Walsh and the said Reverend John Forristall the sum of twenty pounds for Masses to be celebrated by them for the benefit of my soul.
Sixthly,   I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds to the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Saint John's.
Seventhly,   I give and bequeath unto my executor the sum of twenty pounds to be distributed for the benefit of the poor of Saint John's and the proceeds of the sale of all my household furniture also to be given to the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming to be disposed of for the benefit of the poor of Saint John's.
Eighthly,   After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses the residue of my money in the Savings Bank in Saint John's or any Government security of Newfoundland I give and bequeath to the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming for the use of the Presentation Convent of Saint John's.
And lastly I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to Nagle's Estate in Dublin, Ireland, and the moneys or rents thereof unto the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming for and towards the building of said Cathedral.
I hereby nominate and appoint the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and devises bequests and codicils by me at any time before the making hereof. Mary Ann Bulger (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the testatrix in our presence the nineteenth day of February A.D. 1847, P.F. Little,   Morgan his X mark Woods.    Ellis her X mark Bray.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Part 2 - Contributed by Michael F. Bulger, Newburyport, MA, USA

Will of Mary Ann Bulger
Volume 3
Folio 2
1847

Probate granted April 20, 1847 to the Right Revd. Michael A. Flemming Executor.

Estate.

To the Honorable Thomas Norton Chief Justice and the Assistant Justices of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

The Petition of The Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland

Respectfully Sheweth:-

That Miss Mary Anne Bulger recently died in Saint John's leaving effects to the value of about Thirteen Hundred and Eight Pounds having first made and published her will, whereby Petitioner has been appointed sole Executor of her Estate.

That Petitioner is desirous of obtaining Probate of the said will and therefore respectfully requests your honorable court to grant the same, for which as in duty bound he will ever pray.
Michael Anthony Flemming
St. John's,
19 April 1847.

In the Supreme Court
In the matter of the
Estate of Mary Ann
Bulger
, deceased
Saint John's, Nf.
The Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming of Saint John's aforesaid, Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland, the foregoing petitioner, maketh oath and saith that the facts set forth in the said petition are true.
Michl. Anthony Flemming
Sworn to at Saint
John's the nineteenth day
of April A.D. 1847
Before me
Rob. R. W. Lilly
Couices?

Page 506

Mary Bulger deceased.

In the name of God, Amen, I Mary Bulger of Saint John's in Newfoundland being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say. First I give and bequeath unto the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming, Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland, the sum of one thousand pounds currency towards the building of the Roman Catholic Cathedral now being erected in Saint John's. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto the Reverend Kieran Walsh the sum of Fifty pounds currency for his sole use and benefit. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto the Reverend John Forristall the sum of fifty pounds currency for his sole use and benefit. Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named the sum of ten pounds currency for the relief of the poor and distressed in Ireland. Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto the said Reverend Kieran Walsh and the said Reverend John Forristall the sum of twenty pounds for Masses to be celebrated by them for the benefit of my soul. Sixthly, I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds to the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Saint John's. Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my executor the sum of twenty pounds to be distributed for the benefit of the poor of Saint John's and the proceeds of the sale of all my household furniture also be given to the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming to be disposed for the benefit of the poor of Saint John's. Eighthly, After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses the residue of my money in the savings Bank in Saint John's or any Government security of Newfoundland I give and bequeath to the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming for the use of the Presentation Convent of Saint John's. and lastly I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to Nagle's Estate in Dublin, Ireland, and the moneys or rents thereof unto the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming for and towards the building of the said Cathedral. I hereby nominate and appoint the Right Reverend Michael Anthony Flemming sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and devises bequests and codicils by me at any time before the making hereof. Mary Ann Bulger (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the testatrix in our presence the nineteenth day of February A.D. 1847. P.F. Little, Morgan his X mark Woods. Ellis her X mark Bray.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar.

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Part 1 - Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Part 2 - Contributed by Michael F. Bulger, Newburyport, MA, USA

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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