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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(C)
Jane Coughlan

 

Will of Jane Coughlan
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 392 to 394 probate year 1842

In re
     Jane Coughlan       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Jane Coughlan late of Bryans Cove but now of Caplin Cove, Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say I order that all my just debts funeral expenses (not to exceed fifteen pounds) and charges of proving this my will be in the first place paid, and after payment thereof and of every part thereof I give and bequeath to my son John Coughlan of Bryans Cove Nfland Eighty pounds currency to be paid him (by my executors hereinafter named) for the support of his family say ten pounds p annum untill the eighty pounds is paid him.
I give and bequeath to my son Richard Coughlan of Briens Cove Forty pounds cash curry to be paid him by my executors say eight pounds p annum and should he die before this is paid him or be unmarried and without a family then the remainder of said forty pounds unpaid shall be paid to John Coughlan's children Also my part of the old house with the land in the rear of it for his use and should he die without lawful issue its then to descend to John Coughlan Junr of Briens Cove.
I give and bequeath to Lucy Coughlan daughter of John Coughlan two squares of land at the side of Briens Cove Pond, bounded east by Wm. & James Coughlan her brothers, south and west by John Archer's land and North by a large potato garden belonging to me. The remainder of all my lands at Briens Cove & Briens Cove Point I give and bequeath to John, Jane and Ann Coughlan children of John Coughlan, the said John Coughlan is to have the use of said land during his life time and at his death to be equally divided among the before named children. I give and bequeath to Ann Coughlan daughter of John Coughlan ten pounds cash currency with a small table and new Hair Trunk now in my possession.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McCarthy Crokers Cove, Carbonear, one hundred pounds cash currency and the half of my clothes, furniture and bedding.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Archer Caplin Cove, Harbor Grace, two hundred pounds cash currency (to be paid her by my executors say ten pounds p. annum and should the said Jane Archer die before the full sum of two hundred pounds is paid her my executors will then pay the same to her children for their support as also the half of my cloths furniture and bedding.
I give and bequeath to my son James Coughlan five shillings cash currency.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances Cleary now in America five shillings.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Cleary ten pounds cash currency.
I give and bequeath to the Roman Catholic Parish Priest of Harbor Grace resident at the time of my death three pounds cash currency. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Nicholas Devereux two pounds cash currency, and all the residue and remainder of my goods chattels debts ready money and effects I give and bequeath to my executors for them to erect a head stone at my grave and should there by any money after the before mentioned legacies are paid my executors will pay it to Margaret McCarthy and Jane Archer and I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr. Peter Rogerson of Harbor Grace Merchant, and Mr. Felix McCarthy Junr. Planter, my son in law of Crokers Cove Carbonear, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will and testament
in witness whereof I the said testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twenty third day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty three at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland. Jane her x mark Coughlan (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, John Currie.   Walter White.

In the name of God Amen, I Jane Coughlan of Harbor Grace Newfoundland being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory do make in addition to my former will this my last will and testament, viz That I hereby ordain constitute and appoint Mr. Felix McCarthy of Crokers Cove my beloved son in law with Margaret his wife my sole executors to this my last will and testament which I request to have fully complied with performed and executed as if drawn up in due form of law hereby revoking and rejecting all former executors and pronounce this a true and faithful codicil to my last will and testament and that the aforesaid Felix McCarthy and Margaret his wife are the only true and lawful executors to this my last will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal at Harbor Grace Newfoundland this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty nine. Jane her x mark Coughlan.
Signed sealed and delivered as the last will and testament in presence of us Martin Kelly    Ann Coughlan.

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 13, 2003)

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