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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Catherine Finnity


Catherine Finnity

Estate of Catherine Finnity 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057237


In the Supreme Court


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.
You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you; and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits, and Effects of the said Catherine Finnity, deceased, and of which she died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Four Hundred Dollars.

So help you God.

Sworn before me, at St. John's,
this Fifteenth day of November,                              E. P. Morris
A.D., 1886.

Otto Emerson
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court




Estate of Catherine Finnity
late of Saint John's
in the Central District,
married woman, deceased.

Dated Nov 16: 1886

Probate granted to Edward P.
of St. John's aforesaid,
the Executor named in the Will.

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.
          St. John's, November 1st 1886
Otto Emerson
A.C., S.C.




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.
                                                      E. P. Morris
St. John's, Oct 28th, 1886.          Proctor for Executor



To the Honorable the Supreme Court or
to one of the Honorable the Judges thereof

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.
          Dated at Saint John's this 2nd day of November A.D.1885.
E.P. Morris


St. John's SS
          E. P. Morris of Saint John's aforesaid, Barrister at Law, maketh oath and saith that the several matters and things contained in the foregoing petition are correct and true to the best of this deponent's knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at Saint John's                    E. P. Morris
aforesaid this 2nd day ov November
A.D. 1886.
Otto Emerson



Petition for Probate
of the Will of the late
Catherine Finnity.

Filed: Nov 2/86

J. J. Little
A.J., S.C.



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
subscribed my hand and seal at Saint
John's aforesaid this twenty sixth day
of July A.D. 1886.

Signed by the said Testatrix as her last will


and testament in the presence of us who
in her presence and at her request and in          Catherine Finnity
the presence of each other, have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.

          John Fitzgerald
E. P. Morris


Will of Mrs.
Catherine Finnity





E. P. Morris of Saint John's, Barrister at Law, maketh oath and saith that on the 26th day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six at Saint John's he, this Deponent was present and did see Catherine Finnity late of Saint John's, married woman, the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereto annexed, duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of John Fitzgerald the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said John Fitzgerald then and there signed their names to such Will as such witnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will the Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.

E. P. Morris
Sworn before me at St. John's, in the
Island aforesaid, this 2? day of
November A.D. One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty six.

Sworn before me at St. John's in the
Island of Newfoundland this 9th day
November A.D. 1886.
Geo. J. Adams
Commissioner, S.C.



In the Matter of the Estate of the
late Catherine Finnity of Saint
John's, deceased.

          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
                                                                      Matthew X Finnity
Witness (having been first read over                          mark
and explained.)
Jas. White



Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday May 03, 2018)

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