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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Catherine Hayes
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 335-336
probate year 1907
This name is spelled Hayes and Hayse in the will and Hayes in the will index.
will is also recorded in volume 8 page 216, without the Fiat.
Catherine Hayes deceased.
This is the last will and testament of
me Catherine Hayes of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland wife
of Edward Hayes of the same place tanner. I direct that my
executor hereinafter named will first pay my just debts funeral and testamentary
First. I devise and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayes whatever
interest I possess in the dwelling house built on the land of my said husband
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 feather
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 McDermott Roman Catholic Priest- of St. Patrick’s 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 McDermott 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 Aloysius.
Sixthly 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 Hayes sole executor of
this my last will and testament
Eightly 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
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
the 4th day of
1907 to ___
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