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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Patrick Moriarty
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 376
to 378 probate year 1908
Patrick Moriarty deceased.
This is the Last Will and Testament
of me Patrick Moriarty of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman
Planter. I give and bequeath to my son Edward Moriarty the land I now occupy
with the Dwelling House thereon and all appurtenances thereto, after the
death of my wife Mary Moriarty.
I give and bequeath to my
son Edward Moriarty the sum of Five Hundred Dollars. I give and bequeath to
my son Edward Moriarty all the furniture in my dwelling house afer the
death of my wife Mary Moriarty. In case my son Edward
Moriarty dies before
my wife Mary Moriarty the land with the dwelling house thereon and furniture
contained therein shall revert to my wife Mary to be disposed
according to her good will I give and bequeath to
my wife Mary Moriarty the sum of one Thousand Dollars I give and bequeath to my son William
Moriarty the sum of Three Hundred
and Fifty Dollars. I give and bequeath to my wife the balance of my money
about Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
I give and bequeath to
my sons Joseph William and Edward my Fishing Room at Murray’s Harbor
Labrador including a dwelling house store and stage, two Codtraps and all
the fishing gear thereon. I give and bequeath one Cod-Trap to my sons John and Francis. I give and bequeath one Cod seine to my sons John,
Francis, Joseph, William and Edward. I give and bequeath to my sons John and Francis one dwelling house at Murrays Harbor known as the “New house” I
direct that my Funeral and Documentary expenses and any debts which I may
owe be paid out of the above mentioned money legacies proportionately
give and bequeath to Revd. W Finn of Harbor Grace my Insurance
money of one Hundred and Forty Dollars as an offering for Masses for the repose
of my soul I appoint my wife Executor of
this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal at Harbor Grace this 23rd day of January A.D. 1908 Patrick
Moriarty Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of after having been read over and explained to the said Patrick
Moriarty who seemed to perfectly understand the Contents thereof W.H.
Kennedy W.J. Lynch
I hereby make this codicil I revoke and cancel section
3 of my foregoing Last will and Testament I give to my wife Mary the sum of
Five Hundred Dollars in trust for my son Edward to be paid to him by her at
her good will and pleasure and whenever she thinks fit and proper to do. If
this sum of money be not paid over to him in the meanwhile my son Edward is
to take full possession of the same after the death of my wife Mary.
Patrick Moriarty (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of having been read over
and explained to the said Patrick Moriarty who seemed to perfect fully understood
the contents thereof W.H. Kennedy W. J. Lynch
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 17 08
Feb 18. 08
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