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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Nicholas Cosgrove
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 593-594
probate year 1917
Nicholas Cosgrove deceased.
In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and Testament of me Nicholas
Cosgrove of Point Verde
Fog Alarm assistant Keeper. I appoint William F. O’Reilly Executor
of this my last will and Testament I will
that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as possible after
my decease I will to my sister Mary the
sum of one Hundred Dollars for the purpose of having one hundred Masses
celebrated for the repose of the souls of our family and myself, including
my wives and children.
I will to my daughter Laura the sum of
one Hundred Dollars To my son Frank the sum of Fifty dollars To
my Sister Mary the
sum of One Hundred Dollars In case there is not sufficient
money to pay above bequests the first or Laura share is
to be paid first then Mary’s share
balance of my property both real and personal consisting of the property
at Point Verde belonging to my late son Charles and everything
I may die possessed of I will devise and bequeath to my daughter Laura to
Frank and to my sister Mary share and
share alike but it is my wish that no division of this property shall be
made till after the death of my sister
Mary except it is absolutely necessary for their support I
hereby appoint my sister Mary guardian
to my daughter Any of Marys property,
that is the one third part of above mentioned remaining unsold at her death
may be willed by her in any way she thinks right I hereby revoke all wills
by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand at Placentia this 5th day of May A.D. 1913 -
Nicholas Cosgrove - Signed by the Testator and acknowledged
by him to be his last will and Testament in his presence at his request
and in the presence of each other we have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses Thomas Mooney Edward Collins
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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