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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Martin Williams Furlong


Will of Martin W Furlong
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 576 probate year 1917

In re
      Martin W Furlong          deceased.



Will Martin Williams Furlong

(With attachments from his widow Minnie Furlong (nee  McGrath)

To the Honorable The Supreme Court
or one of the Honorable the Judge thereof

The petition of Minnie Furlong in the Electoral District of St. John's Nfld, Widow.


  1. Martin W. Furlong, late of St. John's aforesaid, Kings Counsel, died at Montreal, Canda, on the 8th day of February 1916 having first made his last Will and Testement, which is annexed to here marked "A".

  2. Your Petitioner is the sole legatee and Executrix named in said will.

  3. The paper writing hereto annexed marked "B" is a just, full and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said testator at the time of his death as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain.

  4. No letters of Probate of any will or Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said desceased have been granted by your Honorable Court.

Your Petitionaer prays that Probate of the said will Will be granted to her as in duty bound will ever pray.


Minnie Furlong
St. John 's this 10th
day of April 1917

St. John's to-wit

I Minnie Furlong of St. John's aforesid widow, the Petitioner named in the foregoing petition make oath and say that the matters and things therein set forth are just and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at St. John's aforesaid this 10th day of August A.D. 1917

Signed D.Q. Kent Commissioner S.C.
Minnie Furlong

Page 2.

(Annex marked "A")

      This is the last will of me Martin W. Furlong of St. John's Newfoundland Barrister at Law and I revoke all former wills by me made. I give devise and bequeath all I die possessed of to my wife Minnie Furlong and I appoint her sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will this sixth day of January A.D 1916. -    Martin W. Furlong    Signed by the testator MW Furlong as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses     Jas J McGrath    J S McGrath.

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Listed in the margin next to this will the following;
Aug 11/17
Johnson J.
Aug 13/17
granted to
Estate sworn
at $19,852.50

Signed by the Testator M.W. Furlong as his last will in the presence of us (note: illegible_______) and in the presence of each other have herein subscribed our names as witnesses.

James J. McGrath (contributor's note: this section has a signature "Martin W Furlong in right margin)

T.S. McGrath

(Note by DQ Kent, Clerk)

This is the paper writing marked "A" referred to in the affidavit of Thomas Scanlon mCGrath sworn before me this 10th day of August 1917 and also the last will referred to in the petition of Minnie Furlong dated this 10th day of August 1917.

Signed DQ Kent

Page 3

"Annex "B"

(hand written note by DQ Kent in upper right corner of document reads):

This is the paper writing marked "B" referred to in the petition of Minnie Furlong dated the 16th day of August 1917. And verfied by her affidavit sworn before me the 10th day August 1917.

DQ Kent.

(contributor's note: below is an official Supreme Court document titled "Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Desceased" no date given for when it was filled out)


In the Estate of Martin W. Furlong Desceased



General Description of Property:
 Lands, Houses, Stores, and any Interest in Land       $3500.00
 Household Goods and Furniture       $1000.00
 Book Debts and Promissory Notes     $11000.00
 Money Secured by Mortgage       $1000.00
 Money Due Under Life Insurance       $2000.00
 Bank and other Stock, Shares in Co's         $100.00
 Cash in Bank         $784.60
 Other Property Not Mentioned         $500.00

Contributed by Paul S. Furlong
(the will itself on page 2 was also contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project)

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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