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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Way


The 1822 will of Catherine Way:
I Catharine Way of Trinity in the island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) I desire to be just directly? interred with as little expense as possible and without pomp or show and I desire that no mourning scarfs or hatbands be furnished that four men bearers carry me to my grave and the sum of half a guinea be paid to each of them (any men may act as bearers) and whereas I am possessed of certain monies now in the hands of Mr William B. Best of Poole I do hereby dispose of the same in the following manner (that is to say) ffirst I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and satisfied. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my God daughter Sarah Way Lander of Poole the sum of one hundred pounds sterling. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto Susannah Lander, wife of John Lander of Poole the sum of forty pounds sterling. ffourthly I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Mary Ash daughter of Mr. Richard Ash of Trinity the sum of thirty pounds sterling. ffifthly I give and bequeath unto Susanna Lander (the second) daughter of the aforesaid Sarah Way Lander of Poole the sum of thirty pounds sterling. Sixthly I give and bequeath unto Louisa Lander daughter of the aforesaid John and Susanna Lander the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings, Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Penny wife of William Penny Senior of English Harbour the sum twenty pounds sterling. eighthly I give and bequeath unto my sister Bauc? Way the sum of twenty pounds sterling. I also give and bequeath of the remainder of my property in manner following (that is to say) to my good friend Catherine Ash wife of Mr. Richard Ash aforesaid a black gown in rememberance of me. To Louisa Lander aforesaid my bed bedstead bedding and furniture. To Susanna Lander wife of John Lander aforesaid all my wearing apparel and as to all the residue or remainder of my propert of what kind and nature soever and wheresoever the same may be found on my decease after the expenses of proving my will has been paid is to be equally divided between the aforesaid Susanna Lander (the second) and the aforesaid Louisa Lander and I do hereby revoke all former will or wills before? made and Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my mutual ffriends Richard Ash Senior and William Kelson both of Trinity Executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two Catharine Way her mark.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Catharine Way as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our names as witnesses hereto. The alterations of the names of Maria into Mary in line the eleventh and of Susanna into Louisa in line the twentieth and the words "the second" erased being first made. Thomas Powell // Joseph Taverner // Geo Skelton.

Proved at London 25th June 1823 before the judge by the oath of Richard Ash the elder and William Kelson the executors to whom admon was granted being first sworn duly to administer.

[TC Notes] Chart compiled from Catharine Way's will (and from other research):

Ann (Catharine Way's sister), married William Penny (Sr in 1822) of English Harbour, Trinity Bay, Nfld.
Catharine Way (born about 1760) PCC Will made 1822 in Trinity, Nfld - no mention of a husband or children of her own. She names her God Daughter Sarah Way Lander. Bauc? Way, sister of Catharine Way (both were likely spinsters).

William Penney Jr (Check Wm Penney, PCC Will 1854).
Catherine Pynn (1763-1859) of Harbour Grace 1st married Andrew Taverner (who drowned in 1795) and 2nd married to Capt. Richard Ash

Elizabeth Mary Ash, dau of Richard Ash & Catherine (nee Pynn). She later married Joseph Kelson Jr. Susannah Taverner born 1797 in Trinity, Nfld dau of Andrew & Catherine (nee Pynn). She married in 1817 to John Lander of Poole, Dorset
Sarah Way Taverner bapt 1789 in Trinity Nfld dau of Andrew & Catherine (nee Pynn). She first married in 1808 to Thomas Wise Lander of Poole, Dorset and second in 1828 to William Davis Cross of Winterborne Whitchurch, Dorset

Louisa Maria Lander (1818-1892) spinster born Trinity, Nfld died Poole Dorset.
Susanna Lander

people mentioned:
William B. Best - in Poole, Dorset.
Catherine Ash, wife of Richard - good friend.
Thomas Powell - witness.
Joseph Taverner - witness
Geo. Skelton - witness.



Page Contributed by Everett J Dalton

Transcribed by Thomas Cole

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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