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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Morris
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 327 probate year 1923
In re MARY MORRIS. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Morris of St. John's Widow, made by me on the 8th day of June, 1922.
I hereby revoke all former wills made by me.
I hereby appoint George Frederick Morris Executor of this my will.
I will that my house be sold in the discretion of my Executor and the proceeds divided between him and my four daughters equally.
I bequeath to my son George Frederick two hair cloth easy chairs and also glass globe and flowers.
To my daughter Sadie Murphy I bequeath the mahogany table, mantle mirror and three french drawings.
To my daughter Annie Morris I bequeath my suite of furniture and two pictures of her father and myself and the large vases on the mantlepiece in my front room, & the two pictures with round frames.
To my daughter Cassie Turner I bequeath the hair cloth couch and hair cloth easy chair and mahogany dressing table and dinner set.
To my grandchild Pauline Turner I bequeath the bureau & glass and wash stand rocking chair and the picture of St. Joseph.
To my grandson Sandy Morris I bequeath the bureau and glass in the bathroom.
My money now lying in government Savings Bank, is to be divided as follows after payment by my Executor of all necessary expenses: namely $200.00 to each of my children, fifty dollars to my adopted son, James Myron, twenty five dollars to Mount Cashel and twenty five dollars to the Belvidere Orphanage. MARY A. MORRIS.
Signed by the Testatrix as and for her last will & testament in presence of us, who in her presence & in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses.
Patrick Power 69 Lime St. St. John's.
T. P. Halley Renouf Bldg.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 27/23
to George F. Morris
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written 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. |
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