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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Reverend Thomas E. Lynch
Will of Reverend Thomas E. Lynch
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 563 to 565 probate year
In re the estate of
Reverend Thomas E. Lynch (deceased)
In the name of God Amen. I Revd. Thomas E. Lynch of Kings
Cove Bonavista Bay Parish Priest do make publish and declare this
as and for my last will and testament
- First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death.
- Secondly I give devise and bequeath to my father Mr. John
Lynch of Harbor Grace the proceeds of the policy of Insurance
on my life in the New York Mutual Life Assoc. Co. Also my horse,
cart, carriage and all farming tools and implements.
- Thirdly I give devise and bequeath to my executors hereinafter
named the sum of three thousand dollars to be by them invested
in good reliable security and held in trust to apply the interest
and income arising from such investment to and towards the support
and maintenance of sick priests of the Diocese of Harbor Grace
in such manner as they may think best.
- Fourthly I give devise and bequeath to my executors hereinafter
named the sum of five hundred dollars to be expended by them in
the manner following that is to say: the sum of two hundred and
fifty dollars for masses for the repose of my soul and two hundred
and fifty dollars for the repose of the souls of those for whom
I was obliged to say masses but may unconsciously have omitted
- Fifthly I give devise and bequeath the sum of three hundred dollars
to Mr. John Long Relieving officer in trust to be expended
amongst the poor of Kings Cove Catholic Parish.
- Sixthly I give devise and bequeath to my sister Margaret Brown all
my lands and real estate and also the remainder of my moneys goods
and effects for her own use and benefit.
- Seventhly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint the Very
Revd. Archdeacon O'Neill of St. John's and the Revd. William
Finn of St. Brendans Catholic priests to be the executors
of this my will
- Eighthly, I hereby revoke annul and declare void all other and
former wills made by me
Signed published and declared as and
for his last will and testament by the Revd. Thomas E. Lynch of
Kings Cove in our presence who in his presence and at his request
and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands
as witnesses at St. John's this 20th day of September
A.P. Kennedy. James M. Kent.
I Reverend Thomas E. Lynch of Kings Cove Bonavista Bay do
make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will
In the first place I will and direct that the funds in my said will
directed to be expended for the support and maintenance of sick priests
shall be expended by His Lordship the Bishop of Harbor Grace for
the said purpose instead of by my executors.
In the second place I will and direct that the proceeds of the Insurance
policy on my life in the New York Mutual Insurance instead of being
paid absolutely to my father John Lynch shall be held by my
executors in my said will named in trust to pay the income and profits
thereof to my father during his lifetime and after his death to divide
the same between my two brothers John Lynch and Joseph
Lynch share and share alike
and Lastly I hereby confirm and ratify my said will in all other
respects. T.E. Lynch.
In witness whereof the said testator
has hereto subscribed his hand as a codicil to his last will and
testament dated the 20th day of September last past in
our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence
of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses at St.
John's this 17th day of October A.D. 1905.
A.P. Kennedy. James M. Kent.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and
testament of Thomas E. Lynch.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
to Rev. Archdeacon
on the 15th day
of March A.D.
|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.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include
all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying
the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 25, 2002
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