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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Andrew Murphy


Will of Andrew Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 367-368 probate year 1897

Last will and Testament of
Andrew Murphy of Brigus ND.
Fisherman deceased

      The last will and Testament of Andrew Murphy of Brigus Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland. In the name of God Amen. I Andrew Murphy being weak and feeble of body but of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:-
First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rhoda Murphy all the land and property I have at present under fence with all and singular the rights privileges and appurtenances thereof to be held occupied and possessed by her without control for and during the full term of her natural life and for the support and maintenance of my four youngest children and after her decease my will is that the said land and property shall go to which ever of the said children as shall have contributed most to her assistance and helped her in her advanced years and paid the expenses attending her last illness, wake and funeral, and it will be for her say and decide between them and on no account is any of the said land to be sold or disposed of during the lifetime of my said wife.
Second. In the event of my brother Patrick Murphy dying without heirs I give and bequeath the old garden now occupied by him to my son Andrew Murphy but on the condition that the widow of my said brother Patrick is not to be disturbed in the occupation of it while she remains in the name of Murphy but after her decease or second marriage, in the event of the death of my said brother, it is to become the property of my said son Andrew.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath my horse and cow and all the rest and residue of my personal estate and property of what kind so ever the same may be unto my said wife Rhoda Murphy and for her use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life.
And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife as sole Executrix to this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set this sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. (Sgd) Andrew his X mark Murphy (LS) Signed and Sealed by the said Andrew Murphy the testator in our presence and we at the same time at his request and in his presence and in presence of each other subscribe our names as attesting witnesses thereto. (Sgd) Jas. Tarahan J.P. (Sgd) Patk. J. Power. Teacher.


On the same day and date as the foregoing I Andrew Murphy do hereby add the following condition as a codicil that my said wife shall pay unto the very Rev. E. G. Walsh P.P. the sum of four dollars out of my said estate for the purpose of saying masses for my soul. Witness my hand the day and date before written. (Sgd) Andrew his X mark Murphy.    Witnesses to the foregoing codicil (sgd) Jas. Tarahan J.P. (Sgd) Patk. J. Power.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament & codicil of Andrew Murphy deceased


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos S Little
granted to
Rhoda Murphy
the Executrix
April 5. 1897
Sworn under



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