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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Margaret E. Deady
Will of Margaret E. Deady
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 12 & 13 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
Margaret E. Deady deceased
In the name of God, Amen. This is the last will and Testament of me Margaret E. Deady of St. John's Spinster.
First I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid.
Second I give devise and bequeath to my niece Alice Francis Deady now living with me the sum of one thousand pounds currency.
Third. I give devise and bequeath to the President for the time being of the male society of st. Vincent de paul in St. John's the sum of Twenty pounds for the use and purposes of that Society.
Fourth. I give devise and bequeath the Ladies Society of St. Vincent de Paul in St. John's the sum of Twenty pounds for the use and purpose of that society.
Fifth I give devise and bequeath to the Reverend Superioress for the time being of the Convent of St. Michael at Belvedere near St. John's the sum of Forty pounds currency for the use and benefit of the Orphanage attached to that convent.
Sixth as regards the residue and remainder of my property estate and effects I give devise and bequeath the same to my executors hereinafter named in trust to pay one half thereof to my sister Mary Sheehan of Sarnia in Ontario, Canada for her own sole use and benefit and to pay and distribute the other half thereof in equal shares and proportions to and amongst the children of my deceased brother Patrick.
Seventh I do hereby nominate and appoint my friends John O. Deady of St. John's aforesaid Baker and the honorable James McLoughlan of same place Merchant executors of this my will and Lastly I do hereby revoke and declare null all other wills by me heretofore made.
Witness my hand at St. John's this 19 day of May A.D. 1885
Margaret E. Deady
Signed in presence of John ODeady James McLoughlan
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Margaret E. Deady.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
on the 25th day
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)
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