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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Michael Cuddihy
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 128-129
probate year 1901
Michael Cuddihy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Michael
Cuddihy of Saint John’s Newfoundland Stone Mason do hereby make and
declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former
last wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
Firstly I desire
all my just debts funeral testamentary and otherwise to be paid by my executor
Secondly I give bequeath and leave unto my beloved
wife Catherine all my properties, goods, moneys and effects of which I
may die possessed to have and to hold during the term of her natural life.
I give and bequeath unto my son John and daughter Bridget the proceeds
of the rental of two tenement houses situate off Flower Hill which are
leased for a term of nine hundred and ninety nine years the preference
of selection of tenancy to be given to my daughter Bridget.
Fourthly I likewise give and bequeath unto my son Michael and daughter
Mary the proceeds of the rental to two tenement houses situate on New Gower
Street which are leasehold the preference of selection of tenancy to be
given to my daughter Mary.
Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter
Mary the sum of fifty pounds currency to be paid to her
within three months after the death of my wife.
Sixthly. I give & bequeath also
to my daughter Bridget the sum of fifty pounds currency
to be paid her within three months after the death of my wife.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Annie wife of Richard
Colfred of Saint
Cooper the sum of fifty pounds currency to be paid to her within three
months after the death of my wife, but provided that she should die without
children before her mother then the sum of her share fifty pounds will
be payable to my daughters Mary or Bridget which of them
are then unmarried.
Eighthly I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter Alice
Holland the sum of fifty pounds currency payable three months after the
death of my wife, but should she die previous to the death of my wife her
share of fifty pounds will then be payable to her brother Thomas
Lastly I desire
to have as my executor whom I hereby appoint as my sole executor to this
my last will and testament Denis Dooley. In witness whereof
I the testator have hereunto set my hand this 27th day of September
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four. Michael
his X mark Cuddihy. Signed by the testator as and for his last
will and testator in the presence of us who in his presence at his request
and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. John
J. Fitzpatrick. James his X mark Stutton.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 5. 01
adm c.t.a. abn
on the 14th
day of November
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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