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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Honora Furlong
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 73 & 74 probate year 1913
In re Honora Furlong DECEASED.
Northern District Newfoundland Fogo to wit In the name of God. Amen. I widow Honoria Furlong of Fogo in the Northern District of Newfoundland being through the goodness of the Almighty God of sound mind and memory but being aware of the uncertainty of human life do make publish and declare this my last will and Testament. Cancelling and revoking any other will or Testament Hitherto made by me. Vis
- First I give and bequeath my soul unto the Hands of Almighty God and my Body to the earth to be Buried after a decent Christian manner in the Roman Catholic Cemetery Fogo with a suitable Head Stone to my grave costing Forty Dollars $40.00 to be erected by my executor also my Funeral expenses to be paid First.
- Second I will & bequeath the sum of Forty Dollars $40.00 for masses for myself & my deceased Husband John Furlong to be said by the Parish Priest of Fogo Island.
- Third I give & bequeath the sum of Twenty Dollars $20.00 for the new Roman Catholic Chapel at Fogo.
- Fourth I give and bequeath to my beloved sisters & brother via. Ellen Pickett Anastasia Pickett. Johanna Pickett & John Pickett all moneys standing to my credit in the Saint Johns Newfoundland Savings Bank as well as all other moneys I now hold in my possession at the time of my death for their sole use and benefit while they remain alive via
- Fifth after the death of my three sisters, Ellen, Anastasia & Johanna and my brother John the balance of whatever money to go into the hands of my executor Richard Layman now residing at Saint John's, N.F.L.D. and after his death to go into the Roman Catholic Church at Fogo. I do also constitute and appoint Richard Layman of Saint John's N.F.L.D. to be the executor of this my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this sixteenth day of March A.D. one Thousand Nine Hundred nine - Honoria furlong (LS) -
Signed sealed and acknowledge Published and declared by the said Testator to be her last will & Testament after having been first read over & being fully understood in the presence witness Ambrose J. Fitzgerald (LS) J.E. Fitzgerald (LS)
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. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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