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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Mullins
from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 680 probate year 1892
Last Will and Testament of Thomas Mullins of St. John's
Mercantile Agent deceased
This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Mullins south side of St. John's. After all my just debts and Testamentary expenses are paid I give devise and bequesth all the property of which I may die possessed of as follows-
To Kate Mullins of Trimmingham(?) and Theresa Mackey who reside with me
Eight hundred dollars each.
I also bequeath to the said Kate Mullins of Trimmingham and Theresa Mackey the dwelling house on Victoria Street and the double house on the Battery Road Hoyles town.
To Mrs. Mary Anne Whelan one hundred dollars.
To Mrs. Anne Brophy Eighty dolars
To Bridge Mullins Eighty dollars.
To Theresa Cosnell (?) Eighty dollars.
To James Mullins Eighty dollars.
To Robert Mullins Eight dollars.
To (?) Anne Mullins Sixty dollars.
To Elizabeth McGrath forty dollars.
To Margaret Carr forty dollars.
To Elizabeth Conden(?) fifty dollars
To Margaret Adams forty dollars.
To Cornelius Walsh sixty dollars.
To John Walsh fifty dollars.
For two high masses for the repose of my soul Eighty dollars
To the Villa Nova orphanage Twenty dollars.
To St, Michael's orphange Belvidere Twenty dollars
To the Reverend John Ryan twenty dollars for masses for the repose of the souls of my father and mother, Anne Caulfield, Mary Walsh, Edward Mullins and Cornelius Mullins.
To Michael Whalen William Walsh and John Walsh Jr. I bequeath a Silver watch each to be selected from the watches in my house by my Executor.
All the rest and residue of my property and effects of every description
including my household furniture I give devise and bequeath to Kate Mullins of Trimmingham and Theresa Mackey after payment of following bequest
To John Walsh Jr. Twenty dollars
To William Walsh twenty dollars
To Michael Whelan twenty dollars
To the children of Cornelius Walsh twenty dollars
To the Reverend Edmund (Edward?) Crooks (?) twenty dollars for masses
for the repose of my soul.
To the Reverend John Ryan twenty dollars fro masses for the repose of my soul.
To the Benevolent Irish Society. Thirty dollars.
I appoint Kate Mullins of Trimmingham and Theresa Mackey Executrices of this my Will. St. John's December 26th, A.D. 1891. (sgd.) Thomas Mullins. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness. (sgd.) J.S. Downey (sgd.) John Brennan. (sgd.) M. H. Carty.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Thomas Mullins deceased.
(Listed in the margin of this will)
F.B.G. Caster C.J.
Jan 9 1892
sworn under $7,000
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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