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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Bridget Frances Gladney


Will of Bridget Frances Gladney
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 410 to 412 probate year 1916

In re
      BRIDGET F. GLADNEY       deceased.

      In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen I, Bridget Frances Gladney will and bequeath

  • to His Grace Archbishop Roche of St. John’s the sum of $500.00 (five hundred dollars),
  • to Rev. T. Gough of Portugal Cove $500.00 (five hundred dollars),
  • to Rev. Peter Kelly of Manuels $200.00 (two hundred dollars)
  • to Portugal Cove R. Catholic Church $1000.00 (one thousand)
  • to Sister Mary Bernard Gladney of St. Clare’s Home St. John’s $1000.00 (one thousand dollars)
  • to Margaret Gladney daughter of William Gladney $1000.00 (one thousand dollars)
  • to William Joseph Gladney son of Wm. Gladney $500.00 (five hundred)
  • to Richard Gladney son of Wm. Gladney $400.00 (four hundred dollars
  • to Mary (Polly) Clare my housekeeper $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)
  • to John Gladney son of late John Gladney $1000.00 (one thousand dollars)
  • to Richard Gladney son of the late John Gladney ($1000.00 one thousand dollars) In the case of John and Richard Gladney, just mentioned, sons of late John Gladney the money is bequeathed to them on condition that they work their father’s farm for at least ten years, and if they agree to this condition they are to receive $100.00 (one hundred dollars) each per year until the money is exhausted. If they should not agree to these conditions the two thousand dollars is to be given to Portugal Roman Catholic Church.
  • Also I will and bequeath to Edward Gladney son of late Edward Gladney $400.00 (four hundred dollars)
  • to Richard son of late Martin Gladney $500.00 (five hundred dollars)
  • to Edward Gladney (adopted name Grant) son of late James Gladney ($500.00 (five hundred dollars
  • to Patrick Gladney son of late Patrick Gladney $600.00 (six hundred dollars)
  • to Robert Gladney son of my nephew John Gladney, son of late Edward Gladney $400.00 (four hundred dollars). Should he, Robert, die before the age of 21 the money is to be given to his father, while he Robert, is not to receive the money before he is 21;
  • to Mount Cashel Orphanage $100.00 (one hundred dollars),
  • to Belvidere Orphanage $100.00 (one hundred dollars).
  • One hundred dollars ($100.00) is to be reserved from my estate to pay the funeral expenses of my brother William Gladney.
  • I will and bequeath $50.00 (fifty dollars) for Masses for William and Ann Gladney;
  • two hundred dollars ($200.00) for headstone and iron railing for the graves of my father and mother Richard and Mary Gladney,
  • one hundred dollars ($100.00) for Masses for my own soul and the soul of my brother John;
  • twenty dollars ($20.00) for Masses for the souls in Purgatory.
  • One hundred dollars ($100.00) for Solemn Requiem for my soul on the day of my burial

      The above bequests need not be distributed till three years after my death, with the exceptions of the payment of my just debts, my funeral expenses, and the two thousand ($2000.00) bequeathed to Mary Clare my housekeeper which are to be paid as soon as possible.

      I will and bequeath the house and land owned by me in Portugal Cove to William Gladney son of William Gladney, the furniture of the house also goes to William with the exception of my bedroom furniture which goes to Margaret Gladney my niece, and the furniture of my housekeeper’s room which goes to herself Mary Clare.     The said Margaret Gladney and the said Mary Clare are to have a home in the house as long as they wish.    The house and land are not to be sold or mortgaged but may be rented.    Should my nephew William, who is a Volunteer, pre-decease me the money and property bequeathed to him are to go to his sister Margaret Gladney I hereby appoint Most Rev. E.P. Roche D.D. Archbishop of St. John’s, and Hon. J.D. Ryan as the executors of this my last will and testament.    This having been read to me in the presence of the undersigned witnesses I hereby sign my name Bridget Gladney 5th May 1916    Witnesses J.J. McDermott, V.C.    Jos. F. Pippy.

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
July 13/16
July 15/16
granted to
Rt Rev. E.P.
Roche &
Jas D. Ryan
Estate sworn
at $18,237.00



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