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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Catherine Hayes
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 216 to
218 probate year 1907
will is also recorded in volume 8 page 335, with the Fiat.
Catherine Hayes deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Catherine Hayse of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
wife of Edward Hayse of the same place tanner. I direct that my executor hereinafter named will first pay my Just debts
funeral and testamentary expenses.
First I devise and bequeath
unto my husband Edward Hayse whatever interest I possess in the dwelling
house built on the land of my said husband Edward.
I give and bequeath unto my brother Terence Morrissey the
crayon portrait of my father.
Thirdly:- I give and bequeath unto my sister
Margaret wife of Thomas Nash my fathers
Fourthly: I give and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayse all
the residue and remainder of my household furniture.
Fifthly:- I devise
and bequeath unto Father McDermot Roman Catholic Priest of St. Patricks
Parish in St. John’s
aforesaid all my interest in or share of that piece or parcel of land with
dwelling house thereon situate on the East side of Sudbury Street in St.
John’s aforesaid and bounded on the north by the “Poor Asylum” and
on the south by property of the Bennett Brewing Company for the purpose
of celebrating masses for the repose of the souls of my father and myself.
But this bequest is made subject to the payment by the said Father
McDermot of the sum of twenty dollars to Sister Aloysius of the Presentation Convent
in St. Patricks Parish in St. John’s aforesaid and I hereby give
and bequeath the said sum of twenty dollars to the said Sister
I devise and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayse all my interest in or
share of that piece or parcel of land situate on Water and Sudbury Streets
in St. John’s aforesaid and bounded on the north by property of one
Collier, on the south by Water Street, on the East by property of the Bennett
Brewing Company and on the west by Sudbury Street
I hereby appoint my husband Edward Hayse sole executor
of this my last will and testament
Eighthly:- I hereby revoke all testamentary
dispositions heretofore made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto my
hand subscribed at St. John’s in the Island aforesaid this twenty
sixth day of November Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and six Catherine
Hayse. Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and
testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and
in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas
Grant J.J. McCarthy
D. M. Browning
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