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Will of William Howley
In re the Estate of William Howley (deceased)
In the name of God, Amen. I William Howley of St. John's Newfoundland, gentleman being of sound mind, hereby revoking all former wills, do make this my last will and testament and I appoint James F. Parker Esq. Merchant of the firm of Parker & Monroe of this city to be my sole executor after the payment of my just debts, testamentary expenses, and the cost of proper Christian burial. I will, devise, and bequeath, to the under mentioned the whole of my estate as follows, viz
(the dollar amounts are written numerically in the margin next to the following list)
|$2000.00||Two thousand dollars to my sister||O Morris|
|$1000.00||One thousand do to do brother||Rev. R. Howley|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do do||Rt. Rev. M. T. Howley,|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do do||Jas. P. Howley, F.G.S.|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do sister||Anne Howley|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do niece||Annie Morris|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do do||Emily Howley|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do to do do||Maggie Howley|
|$1000.00||One thousand do do do do||Mary Howley|
|$1000.00||One thousand do do do do||Katy Howley|
|$1000.00||One thousand do do do do||Lizzie Howley|
|(written sideways next to the nieces names it says daughters of J.P.H.)|
|$3000.00||Three thousand do do do nephew||Dr. E. Howley|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do do do do||Ed. St J. Howley|
|$500.00||Five hundred do do do niece||Julia Howley|
|$500.00||Five hundred do do||their oldest daughter|
|$2000.00||Two thousand do do||Belvedere Orphanage|
|$1000.00||One thousand do||for repairs R.C. Cathedral|
|$3000.00||Three thousand do to my friend||B.K.K Belcher N.Y.|
|$500.00||Five hundred do my Godson||Patk Kent|
|500.00||Five hundred do to my nephew||Rev. A. Howley|
|500.00||Five hundred do to||Ladies St. V. de Paul|
|500.00||Five hundred do to||gentlemen do|
|300.00||Three hundred do to||Dorcas Society St. J.|
|1000.00||One thousand do to||Home for Incurables|
|1000.00||One thousand do to||Convalescent Home|
|1500.00||Fifteen hundred to my nephew||W.R. Howley|
|500.00||Five hundred to my nephew||Rich. Howley, R.N.|
|500.00||Five hundred to my nephew||James Howley|
|500.00||Five hundred to my friend||J.F. Parker|
|500.00||Five hundred for Masses for myself and Parents|
My executor is to dispose of my 4% N.F. Govt. Debentures at the market rate, and pay all my bequests in Newfoundland currency. The amount bequeathed to my brother Rev. D.V. Howley is to be paid to him in such amounts as my executor may see fit, and the amounts bequeathed to minors are to be put in the Savings Bank of the N.F. Govt until they attain their majority - all these bequests are to be paid only provided the parties be living at my decease, and if any of my nieces should join a religious order of any kind the sum bequeathed to them shall become null and void, as they will not need it. The residue and remainder is to be disposed of in charities, or in any benevolent manner my executor may see fit.
Codicil that my Gold watch and chain Signet ring Books and effects are to be given to my nephew W.R. Howley if he be living at the time of my decease W. Howley
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and codicil of William Howley.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002
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