Will of John McCarthy
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 71-72
probate year 1910
John McCarthy deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. This
is the last will and testament of me, John McCarthy, of St. John’s,
in the Island of Newfoundland, Provision Merchant.
1 It is
my will and desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall first
see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are paid.
2. I give devise and bequeath to my two sons Martin and Michael, share
and share alike, all that land, dwelling house, outhouses and premises
situate on Leslie Street, and now occupied by me; together with all the
household furniture, goods, chattels and effects contained therein, of
every description and kind; also the horses, harness, carts sleighs and
all stable fittings at present used by me, and also the cart - horse,
carts, harness and implements, and the stable in which they are contained,
adjoining my land and premises on Water Street. This bequest is conditioned
on the undertaking by them that they will continue to support, clothe
and maintain in a suitable and proper manner my daughters Bride and Rose during
their lives, or until they are married and are provided with homes of
3. I will and bequeath the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, at present
to my credit in the Newfoundland Savings Bank, as follows: To my daughter
Bride, Five Hundred Dollars; to my daughter Rose, Five Hundred Dollars;
To my son Walter, Five Hundred Dollars; the remaining Five Hundred Dollars
I will and bequeath to my said sons Martin and Michael,
out of which sum they are to pay all outstanding debts that may have
been contracted by me, together with my funeral and testamentary expenses.
4 I will, devise and bequeath that piece or parcel of land immediately
adjoining to the south my residential land as follows: To my daughter
Minnie, wife of Patrick Larsey; to my son John; to my son Patrick; and
to my son Walter; share and share alike.
5. I will and
bequeath to my son Michael that piece of land situate on Topsail Road,
some time purchased by me from the late Campbell McPherson, also two
shares in the St. John’s Nail Factory, for his sole and separate
Lastly I hereby appoint my friend Michael Power, of
St. John’s, to be
the sole executor of this my last will, hereby revoking all other and
former wills that may have been made by me. In Testimony whereof I have
hereunto subscribed my hand this 31st day of December A.D.
1909 John McCarthy Signed by the said testator as and for his last will
and testament, in presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request,
and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses. Bride McCarthy F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)