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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Lawrence Coady
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 216-217 probate
LAWRENCE COADY deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Lawrence Coady of St. John’s Cooper.
1. I appoint
my wife Mary Coady executrix of this my will.
2.I give devise
and bequeath to my said wife for and during the term of her natural life the
following property viz:
- The dwelling house situate on Hamilton Street number
22 now occupied by me and my brother Walter Coady also the southern half
of the land lying between the said house and the cooperage at the rear thereof
and the use concurrently with the occupier of the said cooperage and the
Northern half of said land, of the passage way from Hamilton Street to said
cooperage (provided that my said brother Walter Coady may occupy the downstairs
portion of said house at present occupied by him, during his life on payment
to my said wife of the whole amount of the proportion of ground rent payable
in respect of said house and the Southern half of said land as hereinafter
- The dwelling house situate on the south side of New Gower Street
at present occupied by Robert Aitken and William
- My house and land on Convent Square.
On the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath to my brother Walter
Coady absolutely the whole of the said dwelling house number 22
Hamilton Street (subject as hereinafter provided as regards the ground rent
thereof) together with the southern half of the land lying between the said
dwelling house and the said cooperage at the rear thereof, and the use of
the said passage way running from Hamilton Street to the said cooperage concurrently
with the occupier of the said cooperage and the Northern portion of said
4. I give devise and bequeath to my nephew Nicholas Flynn of Saint
Cooper absolutely the cooperage at the rear of the said dwelling house number
22 Hamilton Street; also the northern half of the land lying between the said
house and the said cooperage and the use concurrently with the occupiers of
the said house and the Southern portion of the said land, of the present passage
way from Hamilton Street to the Cooperage.
5. I direct that the ground
rent of the said dwelling house and the said cooperage and the land lying between
them shall be apportioned between and borne by the said Walter Coady and the
said Nicholas Flynn equally.
6. On the death of my said wife I give
to my nephew Maurice Galgay one undivided half share or interest
in the said dwelling house situate on New Gower Street. The other undivided half share or interest therein I give to the said Nicholas
Flynn for his life and after his death to Thomas Lawrence
Flynn son of my nephew
John Flynn absolutely.
On the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath to the Reverend Mother
Superioress of Saint Patrick’s Convent Riverhead Saint John’s
and her successors for the use of the convent my said house and land situate
on Convent Square. I request that the said
Reverend Mother Superioress and her successors will have celebrated two Masses
per month for the repose of the souls of myself and my said wife.
All the residue and remainder of my estate and effects of every description
I give devise and bequeath to my said wife absolutely and forever. Witness my hand at Saint John’s
aforesaid this twenty seventh day of December A.D. 1913. Lawrence
Coady. Signed published and declared by the
said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us
who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other
all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. W.O’D.
Kelly, Decr 27/13. Mary Burke, Dec. 27/13.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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