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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Dunphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 506-507
probate year 1899
Last will and Testament of
James Dunphy of St. John’s
In the name of God Amen. I James
Dunphy of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland being
of sound mind memory and understanding but weak in body make this my
last will and testament.
Firstly I will that all my funeral expenses
be paid and all my just and lawful debts.
Secondly. I give
and bequeath the house which I now occupy being the northern end of two
houses situate on Rennies Mill Road to my beloved wife Johanna for sole
use and benefit during her lifetime and after her death to go to my daughter
Mary I give devise and bequeath the house now occupied by James
Summers and being the southern end of the before mentioned houses to my wife
in trust for the support of herself and the children of our marriage
To hold the same and the rents and profits thereof for the space of five
years from my death After this period I will that the said house shall
become the property of my sons William and Patrick
give devise and bequeath that piece of ground situate between the property
now occupied by one Edward Rawlins and the house occupied by James
Summers to my sons John and James to hold for their use and benefit and in the
event of my said sons John and James building a house upon said piece
of ground they shall bear a third part of the ground rent on all my property.
I will that my wife bear a third part of rent on all my property in consideration
of the house I have bequeathed to her for life and shall also bear a
proportionate share of the rent on the house occupied by James
Summers during the five years it shall be in her possession after that period
the said share or a third part of the whole rent shall be borne by my
said sons William and Patrick to whom
I have bequeathed said house.
I will that the house occupied by James
Summers which I have bequeathed to my sons William and Patrick shall
never be sold by them except to their mother sister or brothers. I will
that the piece of ground before mentioned and bequeathed to my sons John and James shall
also not be sold Any departure from these instructions shall rest the
title to these pieces of property in my daughter
I appoint my beloved
wife Johanna Executrix of this my last will and Testament. I give & devise
that piece of ground on the Northeastern side of the house which I now
occupy and the piece of ground on the back at present used for a yard
to my wife to go with the said house for her life and after her death
to my daughter. I will that should my sons John and James build a house
upon the piece of land I have devised to them that an equal piece of
ground be allowed for a yard to be taken from the piece which is now
used as a yard to the House occupied by the said James Summers (sgd)
James Dunphy Signed published and declared in our presence who in presence
of each other and of the testator have affixed our hands as witnesses
hereto this Eleventh day of June A.D. 1887 (sgd) James Summers. (Sgd)
As a codicil to this my will I devise that the ground at present behind
the houses bequeathed in my said will and now used as yards with
the exception of that piece on the Northeastern end shall remain as they
are at present unless my sons John and James shall
build a house upon the said piece of ground which I have bequeathed
to them then said piece of ground or yards shall be divided into
three equal pieces one for each house. I revoke that clause in my
will which refers to the disposition of this before mentioned piece
of ground or yards. (Sgd) James Dunphy. Signed published
and declared in our presence who in presence of the testator and
of each other have affixed our hands as witnesses hereto this 11th day
of June A.D. 1887. (Sgd) James
Summers (sgd) John Dudley.
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of James
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
J. I. Little
June 21: 1899
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