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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Collins
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 page 76 probate year 1925
James Collins deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me James Collins of
St. Annes Placentia Bay Fisherman.
I will devise and bequeath the following sums out of Four hundred and
thirty six dollars deposited in the Bank of Montreal at St. John's and
a further sum of Four hundred and sixty nine deposited in the Royal Bank
of Canada at Marystown. Also the sum of fifty dollars at present in my
possession. Said money to be divided as follows after my death.
- First. To my wife Margaret
Collins I bequeath the sum of One hundred dollars.
- Secondly. The sum of Fifty dollars
is to be given to Rev. A Fyme P.P. of St.
Kryans for Masses for the repose of my soul.
- Thirdly:- A further sum of Twenty
five dollars is bequeathed by me to Rev. A Fyme P.P.
of St. Kryans to be expended for charitable purposes wherever
he the Rev.
P Fyme deems charity most needed.
- Fourthly: To my grand daughter Clothilda
Collins daughter of my son Peter Collins I bequeath
the sum of twenty Five dollars.
- Fifthly:- The balance of my estate
namely Seven hundred and fifty five dollars I devise and bequeath
one half each to my daughter Josie Ryan widow
of the late Albert Ryan of Presque and my grand daughter
of my son James Collins.
- I bequeath my other property to my son James Collins
Signed by the Testator in our presence who in his presence and the
presence of each other hath here affixed our names as witnesses
this 27th day
of September 1919. The above document having first been read over
Witness T.P. Sullivan W.P. Murphy
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(In the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jany. 16/25
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