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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Morry



Will of John Morry
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 273 & 274 probate year 1838

In re
     John Morry       deceased.

Christmas Eve, the 24th of Decr 1828. To Mr. Matthew Morry Junr Capelin Bay.   David Hearne is agreed to go in the Boat Dart for £7..10 p.hundred to have 4 men and 1 boy; to split his own fish   Hugh Byrne is agreed to go in the harler the same as last year. Let the youngster bring out 1 thousand longers and 1 thousand boughs, or as much as he possibly can. Let Robert Power have his fish as soon he likes to take it in the spring, never mind weighing it as I always trust to his receipts. If I am not out in time send the remainder of fish in store to Mr. Langley and from him you can get anything you want. The Darts sails & craft are in Mr. Holdworth store   Hutchings is to repair the sails in the course of the winter Mr. Broderick will mend the herring nets two on a Barrow in the store left and 1 in the craft   Cask on top. Pade is to fit the boats out in the spring for which I have paid him, therefor advance nothing more on him. If the youngster wants any small articles to the amount of 20/- or 30/- let him have it, and no money The (?) oailor has no Bload it was lost in Patk Ryans Boat, therefor provide one yourself if she is launched before I arrive; otherwise I would bring one from England with me but for fear of any obsticles arising I thing you had better get one yourself as at present she has nothing to hold her, if afloat before my arrival you are to take 27 qtls of able fish out of my Bulk for to pay your own account I have drawn an Order on Richd Sullivan in favour of Richd Byrne for a suit of Sails £8..10 which leaves a ballance due me of £11..10 from him after this order is paid. There is a ballance due me from Mr. Langley of £12..15..9 likewise from Mr. Gill of £9..8. Mr. Broderick also owes me a ballance of £3..15. Robt Powers fish in store the making is not paid Therefore if any accident should happen to me in my present voyage to England I leave this to you as my last will and testament, that all the present money you can realize both in England and Newfoundland I bequeath to your son Jno. Morry, the premises, boats, &c. &c. I wholly and solely leave and bequeath to you Matthew Morry Junr.    Jno. Morry.

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 12, 2003)


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