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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James L. Murphy


Will of James L. Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 400-401 probate year 1912

In re
      James L. Murphy          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of J. L. Murphy of Trepassey Newfoundland District of Placentia and St. Marys. I appoint Rev H. T. Renouf and my Daughter Margaret Murphy to be my Executors I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughters Margaret Murphy and Antoinette Murphy whatever Monies to my credit in the Bank of the Royal Bank of Canada and what ever money in my possession or money owed to me also The Household Furniture while both are single in case of one marrying before the other the Single Daughter Claims all until she marries or Die If both marries The Furniture and money to be equally divided but on no account must The money be taken out of the Bank in large amounts only what is necessary to Support them whilst single.
I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Murphy The Land Known as the Cellar land also The Land between Fannys Pond and Island Pond as shown in grant also Land aback of Anglo American Telegraph Property with new stable in it
I give devise and bequeath to my Daughter Antoinette Murphy The Land Known as Hacketts or Ryans Meadow also the meadow known as Waddletons between Patrick Curtis and Tobins Land
I give devise and bequeath to my son Thomas Murphy The Land known as Perrys also my Gold watch and chain after his death to be handed over to his son James also my Fur lined Coat and all other Clothing and his mothers wedding ring
I give devise and bequeath to my son John T Murphy all the Land on the Muscle Pond Road as shown on grant
I give devise and bequeath to the Rev. H. T. Renouf one Hundred Dollars for Masses. Fifty of which is for the suffering and Forsaken souls in Purgatory and the remaining Fifty for Masses for myself
I give devise and bequeath to my Daughters Margaret and Antoinette Murphy my Land Property on Hayward Avenue St. John’s. P. J. Summers will give information
I give devise and bequeath to the Trepassey Convent the sum of Fifty Dollars
The Horse and Carriage Carts etc to be sold and money kept for Household Keep or Banked The Executors shall immediately pay my Bills and no Division of moneys made whatever until both Daughters are married the single Daughter Keeps all In witness whereof I the said J. L. Murphy of Trepassey Newfoundland have to this my last will and Testament set my name the Twenty Seventh Day of November one thousand nine Hundred and Eleven    James L. Murphy.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 26/12
Johnson J.
Jan 30/12
granted to
Hy. T. Renouf
sworn at



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