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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Morris


Will of Patrick Morris
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 580 probate year 1849

In re
     Patrick Morris       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Morris of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland being sick of body but of sound mind & memory do make this my last will and testament that is to say after the payment of my lawful debts I give and bequeath & devise as follows. Whereas by my Marriage Settlement a certain sum of the fortune there agreed upon has not been paid I give devise & bequeath unto my daughter Kattene a child of that marriage a sum of fifteen hundred pounds sterling the remainder of that sum to be realised out of the lands of Spring Field in the county of Kilkenny if necessary All the remainder of my property consisting of lands & other personalities of what kind soever I devise & bequeath unto my beloved wife and my dear children by her subject to a mortgage of eight hundred pounds cy bearing interest only at six pr cent payable annually And I do hereby nominate and appoint H.W. Hoyles, Esqr to be one of my executors of this my last will and I nominate & appoint him sole Trustee over all my lands & immoveable property in the Island of Newfoundland, I also appoint my beloved wife Frances Morris, Mr. William Walsh, Mercht & Mr. John O'Mara, Mercht, executors cojointly with the aforesaid H. W. Hoyles, Esq. of this my last will.
In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name & affix my seal this twentieth day of August 1849, Patrick Morris (LS) in presence of John Rochford, M.D.     James Walsh.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

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 (May 13, 2003)

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