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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Clara Dwyer
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 118 & 119 probate year 1913
In re Clara Dwyer deceased.
I Clara Dwyer of Tilting unmarried woman do make this my last will and I appoint my sister Emiline Cashin to be Executrix of this my aforesaid will
- 1st. I give to my nephew William Cashin my dwelling hosue with all its contents. Also my landed property of every description such as fishing premises stores meadows gardens &c.
- 2nd. From the money belonging to me, in the Bank of Nova Scotia (not less than four hundred dollars) I bequeath twenty-five dollars for the purchase and erection of a headstone.
- 3rd. Of said money I bequeath one hundred dollars to be used as a stipend for Masses, for the repose of my soul and the souls of my deceased parents, brothers and sisters.
- 4th. I also give Fifty dollars, as a stipend for masses for the repose of my own soul exclusively
- 5th. I give to Tilting Church to assist in renovating or purchasing altar the sum of twenty-five dollars
- 6th. I give to my sister Emiline Cashin after having paid above mentioned legacies the residue of the money belonging to me on deposit in the Bank of Nova Scotia.
- 7th. Of loose cash in my possession amounting to not more than eighty dollars I give to widow Alice Dwyer One Dollar I give to Mrs. William M. Dwyer One Dollar I give to Mrs. Patrick Power One Dollar and I bequeath twenty-five Dollars to be used in paying for Masses for the repose of my soul.
- 7th. I give to my sister Mrs. Emiline Cashin having paid above given amounts the residue of aforesaid eighty Dollars now in my possession in cash and I ordain that my executrix shall deliver said legacies as herein appointed
In witness whereof I subscribe these presents this ninth day of August year nineteen hundred and Thirteen in the presence of two witnesses. Signed Clara Dwyer - Witnesses. Pierce J. Foley Joseph Beresford.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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