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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Catherine Cuddihy
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 119-120
probate year 1901
Catherine Cuddihy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. This
is the last will and testament of me Catherine Cuddihy of St. John’s
in the Island of Newfoundland widow of the late Michael Cuddihy.
I desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall pay all my just debts
funeral and testamentary expenses.
Secondly I give devise and
bequeath to my son Michael Cuddihy the sum of six hundred
dollars to be paid him by my executor after my death.
Thirdly I give devise
and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cuddihy the sum of six hundred dollars
to be paid her by my executor after my death. Also to my said daughter
Mary I give and devise all the stock-in-trade in the shop and premises
now in the dwelling house occupied by me together with all the household
furniture and everything contained therein save and except my son Michael’s
bed which is to be his. Also to my said daughter Mary I devise and bequeath
the leasehold interest now held by me in those three dwelling houses situate
in the street or lane known as Frank Lane.
Fourthly. I bequeath
to the children of Richard Colford by his wife Ann the house situate on
the south side of New Gower Street St. John’s now occupied by them
share and share alike.
Fifthly I give and bequeath to my son
John Cuddihy the sum of two hundred and forty dollars and to his children
Michael and Margaret Cuddihy the sum of thirty dollars each.
to my daughter Catherine Holland I bequeath the sum of
one hundred and twenty dollars.
Seventhly to my four grandchildren Ellen
Catherine Bridget and George Colford I give and bequeath the sum of thirty
dollars each and to my grandson Michael Colford the sum
of one hundred and twenty dollars.
Eighthly I leave the sum of twenty dollars
to my executors for masses for my soul.
Ninthly all the rest and residue of my
estate that is after my executor shall have paid all legacies herein set
forth and after payment of all just debts costs and expenses that may be
necessarily incurred in the settlement of my estate I give and bequeath
to my son Michael and my daughter Mary share
and share alike. I hereby revoke all other or former wills that may have
been made by me.
Lastly I hereby appoint Michael O’Regan of St. John’s
butcher to be my executor of this my last will and testament. In witness
whereof I have hereunto my hand set and affixed at St. John’s this
21st day of August A.D. 1900 Catherine
her X mark Cuddihy Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament, in
our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of
each other have hereunto our hands set and subscribed as witnesses thereto
having been first read over and explained to the said Testatrix, Michael
O’Regan F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. J. Little
the 21st day
A.D. 1901 to
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