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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Dunn
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 499-500 probate
Mary Dunn deceased.
In the Name of God Amen I, Mary
Dunn of St. John’s, widow, do make publish and declare this
as and for my last will and testament
1. I hereby appoint and nominate
the Revd. James Greene Roman Catholic Priest the Executor
of this my will
2. I hereby direct my said Executor as soon as possible
after my death to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.
3. Out of the money on deposit to my credit in the Newfoundland Savings
Bank I give devise and bequeath the following legacies
I give devise and bequeath to my niece Madeline White at present of Ferryland
the sum of two hundred dollars
- (b) I give devise and
bequeath to the Most Reverend E.P. Roche Archbishop of St. John’s
the sum of one hundred dollars for Masses for the repose of my soul
I give devise and bequeath to my Executor the sum of two hundred
dollars to be used in the purchase and erection of a suitable monument
and rails around my grave
- (D) I give devise and bequeath to
the Industrial School at Mount Cashel the sum of four hundred dollars.
I give devise and bequeath to the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation
of St. John’s the sum of three hundred dollars to be used in connection
with the erection of the new Church in the Parish to be opened in St. John’s
or such other purpose in connection with the said church as His Grace the
Archbishop may deem desirable. It is my wish and desire that His Grace
the Archbishop shall have a suitable memorial to my memory erected in the
said church and will cause to be celebrate annually a Requiem High Mass
for the repose of the souls of my father and mother. Clement
and Mary Carew and my sister Margaret
Wadden and her husband John Wadden
I give devise and bequeath to St. Joseph’s Parish St. John’s
the sum of one hundred dollars
to the Roman Catholic Episcopal
Corporation for the erection of the New Presentation Convent Schools
the sum of one hundred dollars.
To the fund for the education of
Ecclesiastical students the sum of one hundred dollars and
the fund for the maintenance of aged Priests the sum of fifty dollars.
To the Executor of this my will the Revd. Doctor Greene I give
devise and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars.
rest residue and remainder of the money to my credit in the Newfoundland
Savings Bank I give devise and bequeath to my niece Kate Fitzgerald of
Boston Massachusetts in the United States of America. In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand at St. John’s this 22nd day
of September A.D. 1916. Mary Dunne. Signed
published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will
and testament in our presence who at her request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses R.G.McGrath James
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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