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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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)
Mar 20: 1900
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