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Will of Bridget Murphy from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 559-560 probate year 1891
The last will and testament
This is the last will and testament of me Bridget Murphy at present of Saint John's in the island of Newfoundland widow. I devise and bequeath to my son Thomas that house situate on Water Street and at present in the occupancy of one Mrs. Connolly. I devise and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and Michael the property situate in Alexander Street and the houses on the same to be divided equally between them by my executor. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Keating that piece of land situate in Alexander Street and adjoining the property of Levi Knight. I devise and bequeath to my servant Patrick Molloy all my interest in the house I now occupy and all the stock in trade in the said house and all the furniture in the said house with the exception of what is in the drawing room which I leave to Bridget Keating daughter of Thomas Keating with the exception of the sideboard in the said room which I leave to Mary Murphy wife of my son Michael. Out of whatever monies I shall die possessed of I desire that my executrix shall donate and dispose of the same as follows. To my son Michael eight hundred dollars to my son Thomas four hundred dollars to my daughter Catherine Keating four hundred dollars to May Jones one hundred dollars to Reverends John Ryan and Edmund Crook for masses twenty dollars each. For a high mass for myself husband and children forty dollars, and the balance that shall then remain in the hands of my executors after payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses they shall invest and pay the annual interest of the same to my brother and sister Michael & Mary Flood and on the death of my said brother and sister the amount so invested shall be divided equally amongst my said children. I devise and bequeath to my sons Michael and Thomas the houses occupied by them and the land adjoining the same. I appoint the Honourable E. P. Morris executor of this my will. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this fifth day of March A.D. 1891 at Saint John's aforesaid. Bridget Murphy. Signed by the testatrix in our presence in her presence at her request & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness the word Thomas having been erased on the third page. Frederick Bursill. E. P. Morris.
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