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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Reverend John Roe
Will of Reverend John Roe, Parish Priest,
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 279-280 probate year 1911
John Roe deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Reverend John Roe Parish Priest of Harbor Main
Newfoundland after the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses I give devise and bequeath as follows:
To my housekeeper Catherine Walsh and her daughter Veronica in
consideration of their long and faithful service the sum of five hundred
(2) To the Christian Brothers of St. John’s the sum of one thousand
(3) To the Principal of All Hallows College Dublin
the sum of Two thousand dollars to be held in Trust by him and the interest
thereon applied to the education of Priests for Newfoundland
To Mount Cashel Orphanage St. John’s the sum of Two hundred dollars
(5) To the Orphanage at Belvedere St. John’s the sum of two hundred
(6) To the Catholic Ecclesiastical Fund of Newfoundland
whatever amount I may be indebted to said fund
(7) To my Executor
hereinafter named the sum of five hundred dollars to be applied by him
in the celebration of masses for the repose of my soul
To my Executor hereinafter named the sum of two hundred dollars to be
applied by him in the celebration of Masses which I may have forgotten
or through some other cause did not celebrate
(9) To the Convent
at Littledale St. John’s the sum of Two hundred dollars
To the Catholic Church Extension Society of Canada the sum of five hundred
(11) To the Catholic Parishes of Harbor Main and Northern
Bay Newfoundland the sum of two hundred dollars each
residue of my estate and effects to the said Catherine Walsh and Veronica
I appoint Michael P Gibbs of St. John’s Barrister
at Law Executor of this my will
Harbor Main May 24 : 1910 Joe Roe Signed
by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence
who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John
T. Hogan M. P. Gibbs
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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