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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Murray


Will of William Murray
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 173 & 174 probate year 1834.
This name is spelled Murray and Murry in the will book, and Murray in the will index.

In re
     William Murray       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I William Murry of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Mariner being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament, hereby revokeing all former wills by me made.
First, I order and desire that my present well beloved wife Mary Murry do receive the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling money to be paid her by my executors hereinafter named, out of the first rents collected out of my property situated in Ferryland and held under lease by Daniel and William Meagher and also that she do receive the debts due me as p. annexed schedule.
Secondly, I desire and bequeath to the Parish Priest holding the Diocese of Ferryland the property I purchased from Mr. B.G. Garrett formerly belonging to Patk Caulfield, to defray the expenses of Masses to be celebrated to the honor & Glory of God and the repose of my soul and of my former wife Patience Murry.
Thirdly I order and bequeath the entire of the remaining part of my property in Ferryland together with my house Hold Furniture and all the wordly effects which I now possess to my well beloved daughter Mary Barron for her life and after her death to her children by John Barron share and share alike,
And Lastly I constitute and appoint as my executors to execute this my last will William Goff and Patk Congdon both of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland.
Given under my hand and seal this seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. William his X mark Murry (LS)
Signed sealed and declared in presence of us John Hanley.   Wm. Goff.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 18, 2003)

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