Will of James Cullen
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 196 to 198
This will is also recorded, without the margin comments, in volume
2 pages 191-192 probate year 1855.
In the volume 8 version,
the will index says it was probated in 1904, and the margin comments
say it was probated in 1907.
James Cullen deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I James Cullen of Saint John's in the Island
of Newfoundland Shop-Keeper do make the following as my last will and testament.
First, I will and desire that my executors shall out of my assets pay all
just debts due by me.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my three daughters Sarah, Mary and Catherine
Cullen, my three houses and the ground thereunder and thereto belonging
in Queen Street in St. John's to have and to hold to them and their assigns
for ever together with ten shares in the Saint John's Gass Company to take
and hold the same share and share alike free of the control of any husband
or husbands they shall at any time marry.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my son William Cullen and to his heirs
and assigns the lands and houses belonging to me on the Barrens in St.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my three sons James, John and Matthew
Cullen and to their heirs and assigns all the other landed property belonging
to me namely the house in which I live and the ground thereto belonging
and the house and land at River Head in St. John's To have and to hold
to them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants share and share alike
the said land and premises to be held in trust for them by my executors
hereinafter named until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty
Fifthly, I will and bequeath all my stock in trade and cash and household
effects to my beloved wife Mary Cullen and my son William
Cullen to carry
on the trade as hitherto for the support and maintenance of my said wife
three sons, namely, James, John and Matthew, and my said three daughters
until such time as they shall marry or be otherwise provided for.
Sixthly, I will and bequeath that in the event of my said wife Mary
Cullen getting married again she shall have and take from my said executors out
of the stock in trade belonging to my estate, the sum of thirty pounds
currency per annum during her natural life. Lastly, I do hereby appoint
John Little and Philip F. Little of St. John's, Barristers-at-law my executors
to see this my will carried into effect and I do hereby revoke all former
and other wills made by me. Dated at St. John's this Eleventh day of November
James Cullen (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared as the last will and testament of
James Cullen in presence of Edward Kielley, Samuel
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos F. Parker