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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Murphy


Will of Richard Murphy
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 473 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Richard Murphy of St. John’s
Dealer deceased

      In the name of God Amen I Richard Murphy of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Dealer, do make publish and declare this paper writing to be my last will and Testament and I hereby revoke and declare void all former wills by me made or executed. I give devise and bequeath all property of every description and wheresoever situated that I may die possessed of or be entitled to at the time of my death unto my wife Anne Murphy and my children Patrick J Murphy, Mary J. Murphy (married to John T. O’Mara of St. John’s aforesaid Druggist) for her sole and separate use free from the debts or control of her husband). Catherine F. Murphy and Bridget Murphy free from the debts or control of any husband they or either of them may have to be equally divided between them share and share alike. Upon the condition that they and each of them shall pay yearly and every year the sum of four dollars for masses for the repose of my soul. And it is my will and desire that no part of my landed property (except leasehold) or houses be sold outside of my family.
I hereby nominate and appoint the said John T. O’Mara and James McLoughlin Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set this sixteenth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight (1878) (sgd) Richard Murphy (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Richard Murphy as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us and each of us, who have at his request in his presence and in presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. (Sgd) James McLoughlan (sgd) Jn J. O’Mara.

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

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
G. H. Emerson
Admn Cta
granted to
Mary J. O’Mara
May 24: 1898
sworn under



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