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Estate of Catherine Finnity 1886
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of Catherine Finnity late of Saint John's in the Central District of Newfoundland, married woman, deceased.
So help you God.
Sworn before me, at St. John's,
Estate of Catherine Finnity
Dated Nov 16: 1886
Probate granted to Edward P.
Estate sworn under $400.00
I hereby certify that the within notice has been posted in my office from the day of the date thereof till this date and no caveat or other objection has been entered thereto.
Three days from the date hereof application will be made to the Honorable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honorable the Judges thereof for probate of the last will and testament of Catherine Finnity, late of Saint John's, deceased, to be granted to the undersigned executor of the said will.
To the Honorable the Supreme Court or
The Petition of E. P. Morris, Barrister-at-Law,
Humbly Sheweth as follows:
That Catherine Finnity late of Saint John's aforesaid, married woman, died on the day of October now last past having first made her last will and testament which is hereto annexed, proven upon the oath of E. P. Morris aforesaid, one of the subscribing witnesses to the same.
That under the said will, your petitioner was appointed sole Executor.
That at the time of her death, deceased was possessed of property in her own right and within the jurisdiction of this said Court Honorable Court of the probable value of Three Hundred and Twenty dollars.
That neither probate to any will nor administration to the Estate and effects of said deceased has as yet been granted to any person.
Your Petitioner therefore Prays that probate of the annexed last will and testament may be granted to him as said Executor. And as in duty bound he will ever pray.
Sworn before me at Saint John's E. P. Morris
Petition for Probate
Filed: Nov 2/86
This is the last will and testament of me, Catherine Finnity of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland.
First it is my will that out of what monies which may remain in the hands of my Executor hereinafter named, after the sale of that block of houses consisting of four tenaments now in the occupancy of John Scurry, Robert Nelson, James Downey and Mrs. Woods, my just debts and funeral expenses shall first be paid and the balance, if any, shall be paid over to my husband Matthew Finnity for his sole use and benefit.
Secondly, I devise and bequeath the house now occupied by me and one ???? Michael Carew to my husband aforesaid and all the furniture in the said house and at his death, the said house shall go to the Reverend John Ryan of Saint Patrick Parish; and after his death to the said Parish; and the condition of this bequest is that my said husband shall from the rents derivable from that portion of the house occupied Michael Carew pay to my Executor - to be devoted for masses for my soul the sum of two pounds per year.
I hereby appoint Edward P. Morris, Barrister at Law, my sole Executor.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
Signed by the said Testatrix as her last will
and testament in the presence of us who
Will of Mrs.
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
E. P. Morris
Sworn before me at St. John's in the
In the Matter of the Estate of the
I, the undersigned Matthew Finnity do hereby consent to Probate of the last will and testament of the said Catherine Finnity being granted to Edward P. Morris of Saint John's aforesaid, Barrister at Law, the Executor named in the said last will and testament bearing date ______________ A.D. 1886.
Saint John's, November 8th A.D. 1886 his
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday May 03, 2018)
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