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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Murphy


Will of Ann Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 363-364 probate year 1897

Last Will and Testament of
Ann Murphy of Bonavista N.D.
Spinster deceased

      The last will and Testament of Ann Murphy of Keels Bonavista Bay Newfoundland Spinster. I Ann Murphy of Keels being in possession of my faculties do hereby make this my last will and Testament
In the first place I devise and direct that out of the monies I have in the Savings Bank at St. John’s Newfoundland there deposited in the name of the Rev T.E Lynch of Kings Cove that the sum of Three hundred dollars ($300.00) be spent for the erection of a monument with rail in memory of my mother and myself.
Secondly. I devise and direct that the sum of one hundred dollars shall be devoted and spent for the purpose of repairing the graves of my late father John Murphy, Michael Murphy and Ellen Murphy -
Thirdly I desire and direct that the sum of Two hundred dollars ($200.00) be given to the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland for the purpose of Masses to be said for my mother and for myself one of which masses I desire to be high mass with office and I direct that Twenty dollars out of the two hundred dollars so willed be devoted for the purpose of said high mass.
Fourthly. I direct that the balance of said money deposited in the Savings Bank as before mentioned after payment of all my debts and all expenses in connection with the settlement of my estate shall be given to my nephew John Murphy Junr son of my brother John and I desire and direct that money so devised be given to said John Murphy in small amounts as he may need and I also further direct that any other monies I may die possessed of and not otherwise devised or bequeathed by me shall be given to the said John Murphy Junr and to be paid in the way and manner before mentioned.
I further devise and bequeath to the Revd. Thomas E. Lynch Parish Priest of Kings Cove in trust the sum of Seven hundred eighty one dollars ($781.00) now on deposit in the Bank of Montreal at St. John’s to be spent by him the said Rev. Thomas E. Lynch for the purpose of educating my two nieces viz: Ann Murphy daughter of my brother John Murphy and Bridget Ryan of Broad Cove daughter of Stephen Ryan said money to be spent one half for each for purpose named and at the discretion of the said Rev T. E. Lynch.
I give and bequeath to my niece Ann Murphy before mentioned the land at Keels and the land at San Croix near Keels of which I am owner. I give and bequeath to my nephews Thomas Ryan, Thomas Joy and John Giovannine in equal parts all my land at St. John’s on the Freshwater Road.
And I hereby constitute and appoint Daniel A. Ryan Esq Merchant of Kings Cove the Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven (A.D. 1897) (sgd) Ann Murphy (LS) Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Ann Murphy in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses (sgd) John G. Hart Kings Cove Accountant. (Sgd) Chas. G. Leviscombe Kings Cove Physician

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Ann Murphy deceased.


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
T.B.G Carter
granted to
Daniel A Ryan
of Kings Cove
the Exor.
July 29: 1897
Sworn under



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