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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Hearne


Will of Michael Hearne
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 579-580 probate year 1900

Last will and Testament of
Michael Hearne of St. Pierre Miquelon
and of Burin S.D. Gentleman deceased

      In the name of God Amen
I Michael Hearne of Burin Newfoundland now residing at St Pierre Miquelon French Colony Proprietor being sound in mind memory and understanding; but considering the uncertainty of this transitory Life, do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit:
First. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts if any; be duly paid and satisfied, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.
Second. I give and bequeath to the Church of England the sum of Six dollars and fifty cents -
Third. I give and bequeath for Masses for John Power formerly Merchant of Burin deceased the sum of Twenty dollars.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Mary Cooney now residing at Burin Newfoundland the sum of eighty dollars.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my beloved Brother Peter Hearne now residing at Gloucester USA the sum of Twenty dollars together with all my wearing apparel.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to the Priests of St Pierre the sum of Twenty dollars for Masses to be offered for the benefit of my soul, after my decease.
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my niece Ellen Leroix (maiden name Godfroid) the house and garden at present in my occupancy conditionally that should I die before my well beloved wife Bridget: that she my beloved wife would have sole control over same during her natural life but the said Ellen Leroix would require to live in the house and look to my wife while she would be alive. At her death the house and garden to revert to the said Ellen Leroix for her sole use and benefit.
Eighth. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Bridget the residue of whatever belongs to me both real and personal not already specified for her sole use and benefit should she survive me, and for her, at her death to distribute what would be remaining according to her conscience, not forgetting if possible to have more masses celebrated for the repose of my soul.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint Peter Walsh merchant and John Roach Clerk both at the present time residents of St Pierre to be my Executors of this my will, and I do declare same to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this Fourteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. Signed Michael his x mark Hearne (LS) Signed sealed and declared by said Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us. (Sgd) Peter Walsh (LS) (sgd) John Roach (LS)

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Michael Hearne deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
granted to
Jno. Roach
the Exor.
Mar 20: 1900
sworn under



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