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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alice Murphy



Will of Alice Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 365 & 366 probate year 1904

The last will of Alice Murphy late of St. John's widow deceased

In the name of God amen I Alice Murphy of Newfoundland widow of James Murphy late of Catalina Newfoundland deceased being of sound and disposing mind memory and disposition do make this my last will and testament.

  1. Firstly I will and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named all my property of whatsoever kind that I may die possessed of in trust for the following purposes
    1. To pay all my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses and
    2. To pay the balance and residue of my estate over to my daughter Alice wife of John J. Ball of Chicago in the United States of America Engineer for her sole use and benefit
  2. Secondly I do hereby appoint my son John J. Murphy of Gambo Newfoundland Lumber Merchant as executor of this my said last will and testament Alice her X mark Murphy.

Signed published and declared by the said testatrix Alice Murphy in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses. This 19th day of February Anno Domino 1900 Robert C. Russell     Margaret Murphy.

I certify the foregoing to be correct copy of the last will of Alice Murphy
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 6, 1904
Emerson J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the
7th day of June
1904 to John J.
Estate sworn



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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