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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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James Murray

 

Will of James Murray from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 563-565 probate year 1891

Last will and testament
of James Murray
of St. John's Storekeeper Deceased
. -

In the name of God Amen. I James Murray of St. John's shopkeeper do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament. First I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid. Secondly. I give devise and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named all my lands houses and premises but upon trust nevertheless to pay one half of the rents of the same to my wife Mary and to pay and distribute the other half thereof to and for such charitable purposes and objects as they may deem proper, and from and after the decease of my said wife Mary upon trust to pay and distribute the half of the said rents hereby bequeathed to her for the celebration of masses for the repose of my own soul and the souls of my first wife Ellen and of my present wife Mary, and of my parents and relations and all other the souls in Purgatory and for such charitable purposes and objects as my said executors may deem proper. Thirdly I hereby give devise and bequeath to my said wife Mary the sum of two hundred pounds currency. Fourth. To the Most Reverend the Bishop of St. John's towards finishing St. Patricks Church at Riverhead St. John's the sum of fifty pounds and towards finishing the Cathedral in St. John's the sum of fifty pounds. Fifth. I give devise and bequeath to the Reverend Superioress of the Convent of Mercy on the Military Road St. John's the sum of twenty pounds for the use and purposes of that institution. Sixth. I give devise and bequeath to the president for the time being of the Male Society of St. Vincent de Paul in St. John's the sum of ten pounds for the use and purposes of that institution. Seventh. I give devise and bequeath to the Reverend Superioress of the Convent of St. Michael at Belvidere the sum of ten pounds for the use and purposes of the orphanage attached to that institution. 7th. I give devise and bequeath to each one of the clergymen of the town of St. John's and to Father Decker at present in Ferryland the sum of one pound each for the celebration of masses for the repose of my soul. Eighth. I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend James Cox of St. John's aforesaid clothier and Patrick Daley of same place shoemaker executor of this my will and Lastly I do hereby revoke and declare null and void all former and other wills by me heretofore made Witness my hand at St. John's the first day of August A.D. 1885 James Murray Signed by the said testator in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses on the day and year above written. Thomas R. O'Donnell Robert J. Kent.

I James Murray of St. John's shopkeeper the testator in the above written will named do hereby make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my said will. I do hereby revoke and annul the fourth and fifth bequests in the said will made and in lieu and instead of the bequests in the said fourth bequest made do hereby give devise and bequeath to the Most Reverend the Bishop of St. John's towards finishing St. Patricks Church at Riverhead St. John's the sum of twenty pounds and towards finishing the Cathedral in St. John's the sum of twenty pounds. In lieu and instead of the bequest in the said fifth bequest made I give devise and bequeath to the Reverend Superiores of the Convent of Mercy on the Military road St. John's the sum of five pounds for the use and purposes of that institution And I do hereby confirm my said will in all other respects. Witness my hand at St. John's this ninth day of April A.D. 1886 James Murray Signed by the said Testator in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses on the day and year above written Thomas R. O'Donnell Robert J. Kent.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will with codicil thereto of James Murray.

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