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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Rev. Thomas B. McGrath


Will of Rev. Thomas B. McGrath
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 548 probate year 1877

In re
     Rev. Thomas B. McGrath deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I sound in mind do hereby make this my last will & testament.

  1. All lawful debts to be paid.
  2. I will & bequeath £400 cur to All Hallows College Ireland for a burse for this diocese.
  3. I will & bequeath £400 cur to Mt. Mellory Abbey for the same purpose i.e. a burse for a student for this diocese.
  4. I will and bequeath £300 for Masses i.e. low masses this sum is to be sent to Melleray as soon as can be.
  5. I will & bequeath £200 to St. Patricks R. Head.
  6. I will & bequeath £200 to Mt. Melleray for an annual High Mass for my soul
  7. I will & bequeath that my books be disposed of by Mr. Fenelon & the proceeds be given to the Vincent de Paul Society.
  8. All residue to be given the Mercy Nuns for the poor.
  9. I appoint Mr. M. Fenelon & Mr. M. Berney to be my faithful executors.     N.B. I have £ 1500 in Union Bank & £75 a debenture.     St. John’s Jan. 13th 1877.

Thomas B. McGrath.    Witness Nicholas Roche C.C.     John Walshe.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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