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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Maurice Murphy from Newfoundland will books volume 14 page 409 probate
In re DECEASED.
THIS is the last will and testament of me Maurice Murphy of Saint John's Carpenter.
- I give devise and bequeath to my son David Murphy of New York in the State
of New York in the United States of America my dwelling house land and premises
situate on Barter's Hill in Saint John's aforesaid and numbered 38 absolutely
but subject to all rents and outgoings in respect thereof.
- I give devise and bequeath to Reverend Michael J. Kennedy the sum of five
dollars to be expended for Masses for the repose of my soul.
- All the rest residue and remainder of my property moneys estate and effects
of every description I give devise and bequeath absolutely as follows: to my
son David Murphy one fifth share; to my nephew James Hearn of Low Point, in
the district of Bay de Verde one fifth share; to my sister Bridget Hearn of
Low Pont aforesaid
Married Woman WIDOW one fifth share;
to my niece Anastatia Murphy of Saint John's aforesaid Spinster one fifth share;
to my niece Jane Murphy of Saint John's aforesaid Spinster one tenth share;
to my niece Mary Frances Flynn of Bay de Verde married woman one tenth share.
- I appoint the said Anastatia Murphy executrix of this my will.
WITNESS my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 13th day of December Anno Domini
one thousand nine hundred and twenty eight.
MAURICE his x mark MURPHY
SIGNED (by making his mark)
PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said testator as and for
his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his
presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (The same having been first read
over and explained to the said testator and approved of by him) The alteration
on line 6 in paragraph 3 of the foregoing page having been first made.
Edward C. Wood.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed between the lines where the words "married woman" are crossed out
are the initials of the witnesses as follows)
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
W. J. Higgins
on the 14th day of
January A.D. 1929.
Value of Estate
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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