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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John F. Power
Will of John F. Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 376-377
probate year 1897
Last will and Testament of
John F. Power of St. John’s
Master Cooper deceased
In the name of God Amen this
is the last will and Testament of me John F. Power of St. John’s
First I will and desire that my Executor hereinafter
appointed shall first pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary
Secondly I devise and bequeath to my daughter Bridget
A. Power the dwelling house in which I now reside situate on
Buckley Street together with all furniture and effects therein and also
two debentures of the Government of Newfoundland for the sum of two hundred
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Kate Power two debentures of the Government aforesaid for the sum of four hundred
dollars each. In and by a certain Trust deed made by my late father James
Power I am left conditioned on the death of Mrs. Bridget
widow of late Joseph Lynch the sum of one thousand dollars and one half
of the dwelling house and its contents now occupied by James
hereby will and dispose of the same as follows, the sum of five hundred
dollars to my said daughter Bridget A. Power and the sum of five hundred
dollars to my said daughter Kate Power and also to my said daughter Kate the
said half of the said dwelling house and its contents.
Fourthly out of
the monies at the time of my death to my credit in the Newfoundland Savings
Bank I will and bequeath the sum of one thousand dollars to my daughter
Kate Power and the sum of one thousand dollars to my daughter Bridget
Fifthly. I desire my Executors to pay the
sum of twenty dollars to have masses celebrated for the repose of my
Sixthly. All the above several bequests made to my said
daughters are conditioned that they do not come into effect until the
death of my beloved wife Anastatia Power. It being my
will and desire that she shall have during her life time full use power
control and charge over the said bequests.
Seventhly. I hereby nominate
and appoint the Reverend William Jackman Roman Catholic
priest Executor of this my last will and Testament.
Lastly I hereby revoke
all former wills that may have been made by me. In witness whereof I
have hereunto my hand set and subscribed at St. John’s aforesaid
this 9th day of June A.D. 1897. (Sgd) John F. Power. Signed by the said
testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in
his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
our hands subscribed as witnesses. (Sgd) James Shaw. (Sgd) F.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct
copy of the last will and Testament of John F. Power deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I Little
Novr 16: 1897
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