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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Ann Gushue
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 590-591
probate year 1900
Last will and Testament of
Ann Gushue of St. John’s
This is the last will and Testament of
me Ann Gushue of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
First. I direct that my funeral and Testamentary expenses
shall be first paid out of my general estate.
Second. I give
devise and bequeath to my beloved husband Frank Gushue the dwelling house
owned by me situate on Gower Street in the Town of St. John’s together
with all and singular the household goods furniture and effects of every
description therein contained To Hold the same to him during the term
of his natural life, and after his decease I will and bequeath the said
Dwelling house, household goods, furniture and effects to my three daughters,
namely Mary Joseph, Annie and Agnes Mary or
the survivor or survivors of them to the their separate and absolute
estate in equal proportions free from the control of any present or future
husband or husbands.
Third. It is my desire that the said dwelling house
shall not be disposed of or in any way encumbered, but that the same
shall remain for the benefit of my said daughters after the decease of
my said husband.
I hereby appoint my said husband Frank Gushue to be
the sole executor of this my will, and hereby revoke all former wills
and Testamentary writings by me at any time heretofore made and declare
this to be my true last will and Testament.
Dated at St. John’s this
27th day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ninety
four. (Sgd) Ann Gushue. Signed published and declared by the said Testatrix
as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her
presence and the presence of each other all present at the same time
and at her request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses on
the day and in the year aforewritten. (Sgd) A. Lec. Berteau. (Sgd) John
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Ann Gushue deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Mary J. Gushue
May 1: 1900
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