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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Nicholas Rourke


Will of Nicholas Rourke
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 239-240 probate year 1895
This name is spelled Rourke and Roark in the will, and Rourke in the will index.

Last Will and Testament of
Nicholas Rourke of Portugal Cove Road
Farmer deceased

In the name of God Amen

The last will and testament of Nicholas Roark Farmer, made this third day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight and 75. I Nicholas Roark being now in a sound and perfect state of mind and memory but at the same time being very sick and in a very imperfect state of body health and knowing that it is appointed for me once to die do hereby make this my last will and testament and dispose of my worldly substance while I have power and capacity to do so.

First I do will and bequeath my soul unto Almighty God who gave it to me and my body I leave to the disposal of my friends for interment.

Secondly I do will and bequeath unto my two daughters Bridget and Dorothy and their heirs my dwelling house, household furniture, outhouses, live stock consisting of two horses, three cows, two pigs carts cars ploughs and harrows together with my two farms one situated at Coadys Well and the other on the Broad Cove Road to have and to hold for ever.

Thirdly I do will and bequeath unto my grand daughter Catherine Bermingham six acres of land out of the Broad Cove Road farm bounded by the road in front and on the westward by William Lawlor to have and to hold for ever.

Fourthly I do will and bequeath unto my two daughters Catherine and Maria one shilling sterling each.

(sgn) Nicholas Rourke

Signed sealed published declared by the said Nicholas Roark in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request hereunto subscribe our names the day and year first above written.

Sgn John Gladney
Sgn James Clear X his mark

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Nicholas Rourke deceased


Listed in the margin next to this will the following
J.S. Winter
Admn. Cta
granted to
Dorothea Neary
of Boston
USA (but at
present of St. John's
Feb. 7 : 1895
Sworn under

The following cemetery can be found on the district menu page for that district.

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Erected by Katherine BIRMINGHAM as a gift to her grandfather & grandmother Nicholas ROURKE, died May 21, 1878, aged 78 years; also of his wife Katherine, died Sep. 11, 1869, aged 61 years.



Page Contributed by Colleen Haynes

Margin comments contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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