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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
James Power

 

Will of James Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 373-374 probate year 1897

Last will and Testament of
James Power of St. John’s
Cooper deceased

      In the name of God Amen I James Power of St. John’s Cooper 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.
Second. I give devise and bequeath to my son John F. Power four debentures of the Government of Newfoundland of the face value of four hundred dollars each and of date the first day of July Anno Domini 1873.
Third. To my daughter Mary Kenny wife of James Kenny of St. John’s Cooper I give devise and bequeath four debentures of the Government of Newfoundland of the face value of four hundred dollars each and of date the first day of July Anno Domini 1873.
Fourth. To my daughter Eliza Geran wife of Lawrence J. Georan of St. John’s Gentleman I give devise and bequeath two debentures of the Government of Newfoundland of the face value of four hundred dollars each and of date the first day of July Ann o Domini 1873.
Fifth. I do will and declare that the debentures so bequeathed to my said daughters and the moneys thereby secured and all other benefits bequests or advantages which may come to them or any of them under this my will shall be taken and held by them and each of them as separate estate free and clear of the debts liabilities and control of their hundreds.
Sixth. To my sons William T. Power and Walter M. Power I give devise and bequeath the sum of Fifty dollars each provided they claim the same within five years from the date of my decease. And in the event of their or of either of them not so claiming the same I will and desire that the said bequests or such of them as may not be claimed within the said period of five years shall be paid to my said daughter Mary Kenny.
Seventh. I give devise and bequeath to my Grand daughter Katie Kenny daughter of my said daughter Mary Kenny the sum of Three hundred dollars but upon and subject to the condition that she goes into and remains during her lifetime in a convent in Newfoundland and not elsewhere. Should she not fulfil this condition then the said sum of Three hundred dollars shall be paid in equal shares and proportions to my said son John F. Power and my said daughter Mary Kenny.
Eighth. I will and bequeath the sum of four hundred dollars to be by my Executors hereinafter named paid for Masses, including two high masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my wife of my father and mother and of my deceased children.
Ninth I give devise and bequeath to my said Executors the sum of Eighty dollars to be by them paid in equal shares of Twenty dollars each to the convent of St. Michael at Belvedere near St. John’s, to the Presentation Convent at St. Patricks Riverhead St. John’s, to the Society of St Vincent de Paul St. John’s and to the boys orphanage at Villa Nova near Topsail.
Tenth. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John F. Power and my son in law James Kenny as Executors of this my will.
And lastly I do hereby revoke and annul all wills by me heretofore made. Witness my hand at St. John’s this Twenty ninth day of August Anno Domini 1890 (sgd) James Power. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses on the day and year above written. (Sgd) Robert J. Kent. (Sgd) Daniel M. Hogan.

      I James Power of St. John’s Cooper do make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will and testament as on the foregoing pages of this sheet written I do hereby revoke annul and declare void the bequest of twenty dollars to the Boys orphanage at Villa Nova near Topsail in the ninth clause of said will contained being the share payable under the said clause to the said Boys orphanage and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will in all other particulars. Witness my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this 22nd day of March A.D. 1894. (Sgd) James Power. Signed by the said James Power as and for a codicil to his last will and Testament in our presence (sgd) James Haw. (Sgd) James Kenny

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of James Power deceased

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jos I. Little
J.
Probate
granted to
Jas. Kenny
one of the Exors.
Dated
June 8:1897
Estate
Sworn under
$8,500.00

 

 

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