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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Martin Furlong
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 126-127
probate year 1901
Martin Furlong deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Martin
Furlong of St. John’s in the island of Newfoundland Tidewaiter
do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
First I will and direct that my executrix hereinafter named shall as soon
as possible after my decease pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral
and testamentary expenses
Secondly I give devise and bequeath
to my beloved wife Margaret all my lands and premises with the dwelling
houses erected thereon situate on the south side of Playhouse hill and
on the north side of Duckworth Street in St. John’s aforesaid for
her to have and take the rents issues and profits thereof during her life-time I
also give and bequeath to my said wife all interest to accrue due on all
debentures and other investments of money of which I may die possessed
to take and use the same for her own benefit during her lifetime I also
give and bequeath to my said wife for her own use and benefit during her
lifetime all other property of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be
of which I may die possessed but it is my express will and desire and I
make the above bequests to my said wife on the conditions that in the event
of her marrying again she shall by that act forfeit all claim and interest
in and to my said property and estate and under this my will and on the
happening of such event all my said property and effects shall immediately
go and be disposed of as is provided in the third bequest herein set forth
from and after the death of my said wife or in the event of her marrying
again then immediately upon the happening of such event I give devise and
bequeath all and singular my lands and premises debentures and investments
aforesaid with all and singular such other moneys property and effects
of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be of which I may die possessed
in manner following that is to say, one half thereof to the Benevolent
Irish Society of St. John’s in trust for the use and benefit of the
schools established in the said Societys Hall in St. John’s under
the care of the Christian Brothers the same to be expended in such way
as the said Society may from time to time direct and appoint and the other
half to the Most Reverend the Bishop of St. John’s for the time being
and his successors Bishops of the said Diocese to be by him taken and held
in trust for the use and benefit of the Roman Catholic Orphanage at Belvidere
in St. John’s
Fourthly I do hereby nominate and appoint
my said wife Margaret as executrix of this my will and
do revoke and declare null and void all former and other wills by me heretofore
made Witness my hand at St. John’s this 13th day of May Anno Domini
1881 (sgd) Martin Furlong, signed by the Testator as and
for his last will and testament in presence of us Robert
J. Kent Jas J. Murphy
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
April 26 01
adm cta abm
Rt. Revd. M.F.
the 2nd May
Jas D. Ryan
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