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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Patrick Malone
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 199 to 201 probate year 1914.
Patrick Malone deceased.
In the name of God Amen The last will and testament of Patrick Malone of St. John's East Newfoundland Cabman - made this nineteenth of January one thousand and nine hundred and fourteen - in the year of our Lord I Patrick Malone being sick and indisposed in bodily health - but of perfect and sound mind and memory and of good understanding and calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and that it is appointed for men once to die therefore I am desirous to settle my worldly affairs and direct how the estate with which it has pleased God to bless me with shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength and capacity to do so do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made -
First I constitute and appoint James Malone sole executor of this my last will directing him to see all my just claims settled after my decease
Second I do hereby will and bequeath to my son Michael Malone my House that is my dwelling House and stables and all the land adjoining thereto situated at Boathouse Lane together with one horse and one Victoria Wagging sleigh barn and all other appurtenances belonging thereto House furniture or anything in the line of Housekeeping (can't be removed) also I do will and bequeath to my son Michael Malone the sum of Fifteen hundred Dollars $1500 Fourteen hundred and twenty six Dollars and fifty three cents deposited in the Newfoundland Savings Bank and the remainder in the Bank of Montreal to have and to hold the same after he is Twenty-one years of age - but before that period he is to be subject to the Executor herein mentioned -
Thirdly I do will and bequeath to my wife Anny Malone Fifty Dollars a year for five years providing she lives or agrees to live with my son Michael Malone until he is Twenty one and the remainder of her life if they agree and work together but if my wife Ann Malone disagrees and do not live with my son Michael for the period of Five years untill he becomes Twenty one she will forget her full amount according to the years and the residual will revert to my two dauters Mary Ann and Bride Malone. Also I do will and bequeath to my two Dauters Mary-Ann and Bride Malone the sum of one hundred Dollars each after my decease - Further I do hereby will and bequeath in the event of my son Michael Malone not living to have any issue all the above mentioned estate in land and money shall revert to my two Dauters namely Mary Ann and Bride Malone. Also I do will and bequeath Fifty Dollars to Father Kitchen for masses after my decease.
Lastly I do hereby will and bequeath after my decease there shall be a headstone erected to my memory through the Executor by my son Michael Malone the expenses to be defrayed out of his part of the estate and that is all -
I witness I hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below the day and the year above written -
Patrick his x mark Malone - Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Patrick Malone as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in the presence of him and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses here to witnesses John Roche James Malone
(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. |
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
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 20, 2002)
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