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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Moran


Will of Margaret Moran
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 225 probate year 1857

In re
     Margaret Moran      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, This is the last will and testament of Margaret Moran widow of the late Edward Moran deceased.     First, I give and bequeath all my houses land and premises wheresoever situate and all my assets and effects to my daughter Anne Moore of St. John's and to her assigns, free of the control of any husband she may marry subject to the following charge, that is to say, that out of the rents, issues and profits annually arising from and out of my house on the north side of Water Street in st. John's now occupied by William Doutney adjoining Mr. Michael Cahill's premises, my executor shall annually pay to my daughter Lucey Grimstead, wife of William Grimstead free of the control of any husband she may marry (or of her present husband) for her support and maintenance the annual sum of ten or twelve pounds currency a year during the existence of the present lease thereof which I hold, if such rents and issues of said house should be sufficient for that purpose, if not, then that she shall have and take from my said executor such annual rents arising out of said house and premises as may be realized annually therefrom, not exceeding in any case the said sum of twelve pounds currency a year during the residue of my term therein, and I give and bequeath to my said daughter Anne Moore free of the control aforesaid all my property not hereinbefore bequeathed And I do further will and declare that should my said daughter Lucy die before the expiration of my term in said leasehold house and premises the rent charge thereon bequeathed to her as aforesaid shall cease with her life and become the property of my daughter Ann Moore.     I do hereby appoint William Blake of st. John's, Newfoundland, executor to this my will and I do revoke all other wills made by me.
As witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of November Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
Margaret her X mark Moran (LS)
Signed, sealed published and declared by Margaret Moran as and for her last will and testament the day and year last aforesaid in our presence (being first read over to Margaret Moran) Jno. Little,     John Nunan.

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 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 AST)

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