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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Susannah Roberts


Will of Susannah Roberts
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 454-455 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Susannah Roberts of St. John’s
widow deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Susannah Roberts of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland widow.
1. It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate and for this purpose and the payment of the legacies hereinafter mentioned I direct that all the property and effects of every description of which I may die possessed save and except that hereinafter specially bequeathed shall be sold.
2. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Dean Ryan of St. Patricks the sum of Forty dollars for a high mass and office for the soul of my late husband John Roberts also the sum of Forty dollars for a high mass for the repose of my soul and also the sum of Ten dollars for masses for my late mother Father and sister.
3. I give and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the sum of Fifty dollars for the purpose of placing one headstone and two foot stones and an iron railing on the ground where my late husband has been and where I shall be buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
4. I give and bequeath to my niece Rosie Scott the sum of eight dollars and my blue velvet dress and jacket.
5. I give and bequeath to my sister Teresa Coady the sum of Ten dollars to provide mourning clothes for herself
6. I give and bequeath the sum of Ten dollars to the Reverend Father Crook and the sum of Twenty dollars to the Reverend Dean Ryan as personal legacies
7. I give and bequeath to my sister Teresa Coady the following articles namely my bed and mattress, bedstead bolster and two pillows, bed clothes, four pictures (one of the Queen, one of the late Father Morris and two of ships) four mats and my hearthrug, my late husband likeness and that of his father, the view of the factory, the clock, two trunks and their contents the three pictures in my bedroom and the three best chairs in my house together with all my clothes not hereinbefore mentioned and the residue of my estate after payment of the other legacies.
8. I declare and direct that the legacies of money herein made save and except those to the Reverend Dean Ryan and the Reverend Father Crook and to my Executor for the purpose set forth shall be subject to the amount realized for my estate and that should my estate fail to amount to a sum sufficient to meet them all then the amounts shall be rateably reduced in accordance with the proportions they shall bear to the available whole amount.
9. I hereby appoint Thomas J. Allen of St. John’s Grocer to be Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. John’s aforesaid this Fourteenth day of April A.D. 1898. (Sgd) Susannah her X mark Roberts. Signed published and declared by the Testatrix (by making her mark thereto) as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses the said will having first been read over and explained to the Testatrix (sgd) John J. McCarthy. (Sgd) Arthur W. Knight

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Susannah Roberts deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I. Little
granted to
T. J. Allan
the Exor.
Ap 28: 1898
sworn under



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