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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
Patrick Power

 

Will of Patrick Power
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 127 and 128 probate year 1918)

In re Patrick Power       deceased

I Patrick Power, fishermen of Caplin Bay, District of Ferryland in the Island of Newfoundland, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament as follows: First after my lawful debts are paid I give to my beloved wife Sarah Power the house in which we now reside situated at Caplin Bay, Ferryland District, Newfoundland, also the land in front of and in rear of aforesaid house. Also one cow, also all the household furniture, also one horse and cart, one sleigh and one carriage. Also all the money which I am owner of and that at the death of my said wife, all of the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid or so much thereof as may then remain unexpended. I give as follows: I give to Catherine Mary Power of Michael, of Caplin Bay Ferryland District Newfoundland the house in which we now reside also the land in front and rear of aforesaid, also one cow. I give to Patrick Joseph Power of Michael of Caplin Bay, Ferryland District, Newfoundland one horse and cart, one sleigh and one carriage. I give to Sister Lucy Shallow of the Sisters of the Poor Twenty dollars. I give to Sister Benedict Shallow of the Sisters of the Poor, Twenty dollars. I give to Rev. Father Veriker, Roman Catholic Priest Ferryland Twenty dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls I give to Rev. Father Walsh Roman Catholic Priest Renews, Twenty dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Father Rawlins, Roman Catholic priest Cape Broyle Twenty dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Father McNamara Roman Catholic Priest Burin, Twenty dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Monsignor Rearden, Roman Catholic Priest Placentia Twenty dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Father O'Brien Roman Catholic Priest, Tors Cove Ten dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Father Roche Roman Catholic Priest Witless Bay Ten dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. I give to Rev. Father Kelly Roman Catholic Priest St. John's Ten dollars for Masses for my and my wife's souls. What ever money is left after the aforesaid gifts are paid and after all funeral expenses are paid I give the balance of the money to be equally divided amongst Catherine Mary Power of Michael, Patrick Joseph Power of Michael, Margaret Ann Delahurtz(?) daughter of Michael Power and Mary Alice Sullivan daughter of Michael Power. I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Sarah Power and Richard Delahurz(?) Of Caplin Bay Ferryland Newfoundland to be the Executrix and Executor of this my last will and Testament.

Signed Patrick Power- Signed, declared and published by the above named Patrick Power as and for his last will and Testament, in the presence of us who at his request, have signed as witnesses to the same this 30th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven-[sgd] Thomas Whelan [sgd] Thomas Kelly

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
June 11/18
C.J.
Probate
June 12/18
granted
to Richard
Delahurtz(?)
Estate
sworn at
$687.84

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (September 16, 2001)

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