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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Johanna Ruthven
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 432-433
probate year 1912
Johanna Ruthven deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me, Johanna Ruthven of St. John’s in the Island
of Newfoundland, widow I revoke all former wills by
me at any time made and I appoint the Reverend Joseph F. Pippy of
the Deanery Riverhead to be the Executor of this my will.
I give and
bequeath all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed including
in particular the amounts deposited to my credit in the Newfoundland
Government Savings Bank and the Savings Bank Department of the Bank of
Nova Scotia St. John’s, to my said Executor in trust for the payment
of my just debts and testamentary and funeral expenses,
for the payment of the sum of Two Hundred dollars for the purpose of
Masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my late father and
mother (which said Masses I desire to be offered by my said Executor
and the said sum of two Hundred Dollars to be received by him personally),
and lastly for the payment of all the residue of my estate in equal shares
to the fund for the St. Patricks Church St. John’s, repairs, and
to the Christian Brothers Mount St Francis for the benefit of the Order
in Newfoundland. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand
at St. John’s aforesaid this second day of April in the year of
Our Lord One thousand nine Hundred and twelve
Johanna her x
mark Ruthven Signed, Published and Declared
by the testatrix as and for her Last will and Testament in presence of
us both being present at the same time who at her request and in her
presence hereunto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due
execution thereof the said will having been first read over and explained
to the said testatrix who appeared perfectly to understand the same and
who signed the same by making her mark thereto in our presence Catherine
Murphy W. J. Higgins
is a Codicil to the above last will and testament of me Johanna
I direct that after paying two Hundred dollars for masses my said Executor
shall pay the sum of two Hundred dollars to my nephew Alexander
of Brocton Mass. U.S.A. As witness my hand at St. John’s aforesaid
this 2nd day of April A.D. 1912 Johanna
her x mark Ruthven. Signed Published and Declared by the Testatrix
as a Codicil to her Last will and testament in presence of us both
being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence
hereto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution
thereof the same having been first read over and explained to the testatrix
who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who signed the same
by making her mark thereto in our presence Catherine Murphy W. J. Higgins
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Rev Joseph F.
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