Will of Michael Joseph Murray
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages
293-294 probate year 1907
Michael Joseph Murray deceased.
Know all Men by these presents.
That I Michael Joseph Murray, late of Woods Island Bay of
Islands but now of Harbor Main Trader being in ill health and of sound and
disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament,
hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as
to my worldly estate and all the property of which I shall die seized and
possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise
bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit: -
My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors
hereafter named, be paid, out of my estate, as soon after my decease as
shall by them be found convenient.
I give devise and bequeath
to my beloved wife Maud Murray all my household effects at Woods Island
Bay of Islands, my horse, cows, sleigh, my stock in trade, the balance
one hundred and Seventy-five dollars due me by W.H. Miller on the boats “Bros” and
also six Hundred and nineteen dollars and sixteen cents deposited in Bank
of Montreal at Birchy Cove, Bay of Islands, to have and to hold the same
to her for and during her natural life.
I give devise and bequeath
to my beloved daughter Catherine Amy Murray Eleven Hundred Dollars in money
to be paid her by my executors hereinafter appointed also one suite of
bedroom furniture now in the possession of my father Edward Murray to
be for the sole use of herself, her executors administrators and assigns for
ever with all interest accruing therefrom.
I give devise and
bequeath to my beloved daughter Carrie Murray. Eleven Hundred
Dollars in money to be paid her by my executors hereafter named to have and
to hold the same to her forever with all interest accruing thereon,
direct that the two shares which I hold in the business known as Thomas
Smith & Co Ltd. St. John’s be sold by my executors immediately
after my decease to the best advantage the amount realized, I devise and
bequeath to my beloved wife Maude Murray to be and for the
sole use of herself forever,
I devise and bequeath my gold watch and chain
to my beloved father Edward Murray for his sole use and behoof forever.
All the rest and residue of my estate of
which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at my
decease shall be used in paying my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
and any sums remaining to credit of my estate shall be used in obtaining masses
for the repose of my soul.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint the Reverend
John Roe Parish Priest of Harbor Main and my father Edward
Murray Esq of Harbor
Main to be the executors of this my last will and testament. In Testimony
whereof, I the said Michael Joseph Murray have to this my
last will and testament set my name this eighteenth day of February in the
year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven M.J.
Murray Signed sealed, published and
declared by the said Michael Joseph Murray as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence
and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
thereto witnesses John Kennedy George Furey.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June. 3. 07
June 18. 07
Rev. Jno. Roe