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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(F)
Mary Ellen Furlong

(Transcribed from the Original Document)

 

This is the will of my Great-Grandmother Mary Ellen Furlong (maiden name Stephenson). She wrote the original will in long hand in 1907 after she had moved to Lynn, Mass. from St. John's Newfoundland. She died in 1913 and as you will see the will was "amended" years later in 1938 by none other then Robert Stafford Furlong, the eventual Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. I am not 100% certain of my connection to him but I believe we would have been 4th cousins. Robert Alsop's name can also be seen on the document. Alsop was a prominent family in legal circles in St. John's in those days as were the Kent's, one of whose names. DQ Kent also appears on the document. (Paul Furlong - contributor)

 

 

Will of Mary Ellen Furlong
from Newfoundland will books volume 17 page 395 probate year 1938

Oath of Administrator with Will annexed

In The Supreme Court of Newfoundland

In the Estate of
     Mary Ellen Furlong      DECEASED.

I, Robert Stafford Furlong of St. John's, in the Electoral District of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Solicitor make oath and say, that

Mary Ellen Furlong

Late of St. John's in the Electoral District of St. John's in the Island aforesaid, widow deceased, died with a Will; and that I will well and faithfully administer the estate and effects of the said deceased, by paying her just debts and legacies contained in the said Will and distributing the residue of the said estate and effects, according to law; that I will exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said estate and effects, and render a true and just account thereof whenever required by law so to do; that the deceased died at United States of America on the 22nd day of July One thousand       and 13; and that the gross value of the said estate and effects of the deceased is five hundred dollars and no more, according to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

R. S. Furlong

Sworn at St. John's
On 17th day of January
A.D. 1938 before me.

Robert Alsop

 

 

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

In the matter of the Estate and
Will of Mary Ellen Furlong, late
of St. John's, Widow, deceased.

I, Mary Ellen Morris, usually known as Ella Morris, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Librarian, make oath and say as follows:-

  1. Mary Ellen Furlong late of St. John's aforesaid, Widow of James P. Furlong, died on or about the 22nd day of July A.D. 1913, in the United States of America.
  2. The said Mary Ellen Furlong was my first cousin. We lived for some months together at one time, and when not living together were in constant correspondence, and I am familiar with the handwriting of the said Mary Ellen Furlong.
  3. In or about the year 1907 I wrote to her and advised her to make her will disposing of her interest in certain property on Water Street, St. John's, and in reply she sent me the paper writing hereto annexed and marked "A", and identified by my initials. She sent this paper writing to me by mail from the United States of America, and I have had it in my possession ever since.
  4. From my knowledge acquired as aforesaid, I make oath and say that the said paper writing hereto annexed and marked "A" is entirely in the true and proper hand-writing of the said Mary Ellen Furlong, deceased, and that the signature "Mary E. Furlong" subscribed to the said paper-writing is the authentic signature of the said Mary Ellen Furlong.

Mary Ellen Morris

SWORN at St. John's this
13th day of September, October DQK
A.D. 1919, before me
D. Q. Kent
Clerk.

 

In the Estate of
     Mary Ellen Furlong      Deceased.

Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased,

 

 
  GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY VALUE OR AMOUNT
 

Lands, Houses, Stores, &c., and any interest in Land 1 interest in land junction on Water St. and St. John's Lane.

Household Goods and Furniture ___________

Stock in Trade _________________________

Book Debts and Promissory Notes _________

Money Secured by Mortgage ______________

Moneys due under Life Insurance __________

Bank and other Stock, Share in Companies, &c __________________________

Securities for Money ____________________

Cash on Hand _________________________

Cash in Bank __________________________

Ships, Boats, Nets, and other Outfit for the Fishery __________

Horses, Horned Cattle, Sheep and SwineFarming Implements, and Produce of all kinds

Other Property not before mentioned (if any)

500.00
    500.00
 

 

I, ___________________________________________________ make oath and say that I am __________________________________________ and that the above is, to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, a just and true Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased at the time of ____________ death as far as I can at present ascertain.

Sworn at _______________
This _________ day of _________
A.D., 19____, before me,
 
Clerk.


This Inventory and Valuation may be certified under Petition.

 

 

 

 

This is the paper writing marked "A" referred to in the annexed affidavit of Mary Ellen Morris dated the 13th day of September October, D.Q.K. A.D. 1919.
D. Q. Kent
Clerk

I Mary E. Furlong hereby will to my daughters Ita Deady, Gertrude Bettger & Bessie Furlong my interest in the property left by Michael Meehan on Water Street and for which I have received the rent, also any money of which I may die Possesed
Mary E. Furlong
July 6th, 1907

 

 

See the Original Will   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4 (View 1)   Page 4 (View 2)   Transcription

Page Contributed by Paul Furlong

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 1, 2003)

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