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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Cahill


Will of Jane Cahill
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 380-381 probate year 1860

In re
Jane Cahill deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Jane Cahill relict of the late James Cahill of Saint John’s finding myself ill and weak in my bodily health but of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make this my last will and testament in form and manner following, viz.    I first will and bequeath my immortal soul into the hands of the Almighty God who gave it and next my body to the earth to be entard in a decent and Christian like manner and I order all my just and lawful debts to be paid-    I next will and bequeath to my beloved son Richard Rodgers of Burin the sum of forty six pounds currency in the Savings Bank in a book in his name- Vol-2 folio 2957.     I next will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Charlotte Flood the sum of sixty six pounds eight currency in the Savings Bank pr Bank book in her name Vol. 2 folio 2958.    I next will and bequeath to my beloved grand daughter Mary Jane Powells the sum of thirteen pounds seven shillings and one penny now in the Savings Bank pr bank book in the name of Mary Jane Flood Vo. 3 folio 3796- with the remainder of my furniture after what I bequeathed to Mrs. Ellen Casey.     I next will and bequeath to my beloved grandson Stephen Morriss, the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds and one penny now in the Savings Bank as pr bank book in his name placed there by me Vol. 2 folio 2002 which sum of money is to remain there untill he the said Stephen Morris is twenty one years of age under the guardianship of Mr. Maurice Casey and in case of his death prior to becoming of age said money to belong to his mother Mrs. Ellen Casey.    I next will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Harriet Snook now ___________ the sum of five pounds currency to be remitted her after my decease.    I next will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mrs. Ellen Casey and her husband Mr. Maurice Casey the sum of three hundred and eighty eight pounds nine and and three pence now in the Savings Bank as pr bank book in my name Jane Cahill folio 776 which said sum of money he will have to pay my funeral and other incidental expenses out of as I have directed him the balance will be for the use and benefit of himself and my daughter his wife- and also I will and bequeath to Mrs. Ellen Casey one feather bed and bedding one bureau 1 wash hand stand one clock one looking glass one writing desk two pair sheets one counterpane six pillow cases two gowns and one shawl- one cape- and I next order nominate and appoint Mr. Maurice Casey to be my executor to have this my last will and testament executed.    In witness whereof I the said Jane Cahill have hereunto my hand and seal set and affixed the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty at Saint John’s Newfoundland,
Jane her X mark Cahill (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us being read over and explained James Hackett, Edward Roach.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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