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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Joseph Delaney


Will of Mary Joseph Delaney
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 482 probate year 1920

In re Mary Joseph Delaney       deceased

I Mary Joseph Delaney Spinster of St. John's Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind, though weak in bodily health, do hereby make this as my last will and testament: to wit. The house I now reside in near Forttownshead in St. John's aforesaid, I have already disposed of by writing as far as my interest in the same is concerned, and I hereby confirm and renew that settlement in all particulars, and I charge my Executor to whom I have explained the same settlement to have it carried out. My four shares in the Consolidated Foundry Company I bequeath to the Bishop of St. John's in trust to have the interests dividend or other income of the same applied for masses [low] for the repose of my soul and that of my family namely my father and mother and sister and brother. I bequeath to my servant girl Jane Roche one bed and a full set of bed clothes and other clothes as shall be selected. The rest of my household furniture goods and chattels of all kinds not hereinbefore bequeathed I order to have sold and the proceeds of them to be equally divided between the orphanages of Belvedere and Mount Cashel. I appoint the Right Rev. Bishop Howley of St. John's my Executor. Mary J. Delaney.
Witnesses. C.H. O'Neill   Admr. John Ryan.   November 25. 1902.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 29/20
Johnson J.
adm cta
granted to
Charles H. Renouf
Aug. 7/20
Estate sworn at



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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