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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Moore
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 435-436
probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
John Moore of St. John’s Farmer
In the name of God Amen. This
is the last will and Testament of me John Moore of St. John’s
First I give and bequeath to Ellen Moore my wife all my goods
and chattels. The furniture goods and chattels that belonged to Catherine
Sullivan I give to William George Sullivan to possess the same after
the death of my wife. The house I now reside in I bequeath to the said
William George Sullivan to possess the same with the land on which said
house is built and the rents and profits thereof after the death of my
said wife. I bequeath the remainder of the land down the hill belonging
to me to the said William George Sullivan except the house and ground
which Ann Moore now occupies which I bequeath to Bridget
my wifes death.
I bequeath to John Moore my Grandson the dwelling house
and land adjoining my own also the piece of land up the hill except the
house and land purchased by me from Ryan which I bequeath
Moore to possess the same after my wifes death. Should William
George Sullivan Bridget Moore or John die then
the above bequests to them shall be equally divided between the survivors
- Ann Moore shall whilst she
remains single receive the rents of the house and land I purchased from
Ryan after the death of my wife Ellen Moore.
I give and bequeath
all the rents of my property to my wife Ellen Moore during her lifetime.
I revoke all other wills made by me and declare this to be my last will
and Testament. I appoint my wife Ellen Moore Executrix to this my last
will and Testament. Dated at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
this fifteenth day of November Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred
and ninety seven. (Sgd) John his X mark Moore. Signed Published and declared
as and for the last will and Testament of me John Moore in my presence
and in the presence of the subscribing witnesses hereto. (having been
first read over and explained) (sgd) Cornelius Callahan (sgd) James
(Sgd) R. J. Parsons
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament
of John Moore deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
G.ga Ay cc??
Jan 11: 1898
Estate sworn under
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