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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Patrick Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 19 probate year 1851.
Patrick Power deceased.
I Patrick Power of Saint John's Newfoundland Fisherman do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, In the first place I will that all my lawful debts shall be paid off by my executor hereinafter named.
I bequeath the sum of nine pounds currency to be paid by my executor for my funeral expenses and a grave in the new burial ground near the Monastery and called "Belvadeer",
I bequeath to my brother Thomas Power residing in Bally Crodock, Parish of Dunhill, County Waterford, Ireland, the sum of forty seven pounds cury.
I bequeath to my sister Mary Power of the same place the sum of forty seven pounds cury for her exclusive use and benefit.
I give and bequeath to my brother David Power of St. John's aforesaid the sum of seven pounds curry and also my bed, bedding and wearing apparel.
I give and devise to his Lordship Dr. Mullock the sum of five pounds curry to aid in the erection of the new Presentation Convent in Saint John's
I give the sum of three pounds for the poor of the same place.
I give and bequeath to the said Dr. Mullock the sum of four pounds curry to aid in the completion of the new Cathedral in St. John's.
I also give the sum of five pounds curry to the Superior of the Order of St. Francis in Waterford for Masses for my soul
I also give six pounds currency to the Reverend Father Walsh and Father O'Donnell for Masses for my soul in Saint John's.
I bequeath to my executor the sum of three pounds to be expended by him in the purchase and erection of a good headstone to my memory over my grave.
I do hereby appoint Mr. James Farrell of Saint John's Dealer, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.
As witness my hand and seal this eleventh day of April Anno Domini 1851. Patrick his X mark Power (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Patrick Power, as his last will & testament (being first duly read over to him by & in presence of John Little.
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 (December 16, 2002)
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