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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Catherine Duff
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 597-598
probate year 1913
Catherine Duff deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Catherine
Duff of Mundy Pond in the District of St. John’s west do make publish
and declare this as and for my last will and testament
will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
be paid as soon as possible after my death
give devise and bequeath to my husband John Duff all my piece or parcel
of land with dwelling house barns and other erections thereon situate
on the north side of Mundy’s Pond bounded as follows on the south
by Mundys Pond Road on the west by Crottys land on the north by land
of the Colonial Cordage Company and on the east by land of my father
Michael Breen to hold the same for life or until he shall marry again
if he should ever do so, and after the death of my said husband John
Duff or upon his second marriage should be marry again, I give devise
and bequeath the said lands and dwelling house to my seven children William,
John, Edward, Michael, Mary Ellen, Catherine and Margaret to hold the
same in equal shares and proportions amongst them.
give devise and bequeath the following to my daughter Margaret the sum
of three hundred dollars to be paid to her upon reaching the age of twenty-one
with interest thereon from the date of my death, to each of my other
children William John Edward Michael Mary Ellen and Catherine the
sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to those under age upon reaching
the age of twenty one with interest thereon from the date of my death
to be paid to the others after my death.
hereby nominate and appoint my husband John Duff to
be the executor of this my will and trustee for the benefit of my children
also to be guardian of the estates of those who are minors.
is my will and desire that the dwelling house will at all times be a
home for all the family
Sixth I give my
executor the sum of Forty dollars for the purpose of erecting a monument
at my grave at Mount Carmel Cemetery
give my executor the sum of ten dollars to be given to a priest to say
low Masses for the repose of my soul.
the residue of my moneys goods and effects I give to my husband for life
and after his death equally to my children
give my gold relic to my daughter Catherine - Mrs Catherine Duff -
Signed published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last
will and testament in our presence who in her presence and in the presence
of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses this 23rd day
of November 1912 J. M. Kent Rebie
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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