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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Thomas Strapp

 

Will of Thomas Strapp
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 384-386 probate year 1897

Last will and Testament of
Thomas Strapp of Harbor Grace N.D.
Gentleman deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Strapp of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland. In the first place I direct that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of any money or monies of which I may die possessed of or be entitled to.
Second. I give devise and bequeath to my nephews Thomas and Walter Strapp sons of my brother Patrick Strapp of Harbor Main their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever all that land and houses goods chattels and effects that I am entitled to from the estate of my late brother Stephen Strapp situate at Harbor Main and also all lands, houses, goods, chattels and effects that I own at Harbor Main under the will of my late father Patrick Strapp situate at Harbor Main in equal parts share and share alike, but should any of the above mentioned nephews Thomas and Walter Strapp die without leaving lawful issue I give his or their share to the survivor or survivors to share and share alike. But my brother Patrick Strapp is to have full power and authority over all the said above mentioned property and lands hereby devised to use it as he wishes for his support during his natural life.
Third. I give devise and bequeath to my Grand Nephews John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy sons of my nephew John Joseph Murphy of Harbor Grace their heirs executors, administrators and assigns for ever all that dwelling house situate on Water Street Harbor Grace and now unoccupied, but lately occupied by John Strathie as tenant together with the land upon which the said house is built and thereto belonging to said house which house and land was purchased by me from the estate of my late brother Stephen Strapp. And also I give devise and bequeath to my said Grand Nephews John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy sons of my nephew John Joseph Murphy their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever. All of that dwelling house situate on Water and Bannerman Streets Harbor Grace and now occupied by their father John Joseph Murphy and all the land under and belonging to the said house and also that store in rear of the said dwelling house situate on Bannerman Street Harbor Grace and the land under and belonging to said house, which store was purchased by me from the estate of my late father Patrick Strapp and in the event of the death of my Grand nephews the said John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy I give and bequeath all of the above mentioned houses, store and lands to the next issue being a son of my Nephew John J Murphy, if no such issue then to his father the said John J Murphy. And also my nephew the said John J Murphy shall during the term of his natural life have permission to use as he wishes and have full control of all houses store and lands situate in Harbor Grace and thereby and hereby willed to his said sons John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy by me.
Fourth. I devise and bequeath and give to my grand nephews John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy sons of my nephew John Joseph Murphy of Harbor Grace their heirs executors administrators and assigns all of the residue and remainder of my money or monies that I may die possessed of or be entitled to and in the event of the death of my Grand nephews the said John J. Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy I give devise and bequeath all the said money or monies to the issue next being a son of my nephew John Joseph Murphy and if no such issue then to their father John Joseph Murphy. And also my nephew John Joseph Murphy shall have full power and authority to use draw and invest said money or monies willed to my grand nephews the said John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy for the support and education of the said Grand nephews John Joseph Murphy and Michael Patrick Murphy, and in the event of the death of their father the said John J. Murphy, the said Grand nephews mother Alice Murphy wife of John Joseph Murphy shall have full power and control of the said money or monies the same as their father if he were living.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my nephew John Joseph Murphy of Harbor Grace all my books, papers furniture, watch and chain, bed and bedding. Also the sum of forty dollars for masses to be given to any priest or Bishop as he think proper.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to each of my Executors hereinafter named the sum of ten dollars to carry out this my last will and testament and I hereby nominate and appoint Peter Hamilton of Carbonear and my nephew John Joseph Murphy of Harbor Grace to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament. And I hereby revoke all and other and former will or wills made by me heretofore and declare this to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set this tenth day of May A.D. Eighteen hundred and ninety five. (Sgd) Thomas Strapp (LS) Signed published and declared by the said Thomas Strapp to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) John Foley. (Sgd) John Casey

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Thomas Strapp deceased

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jos I Little
J.
Probate
granted to
Jno J. Murphy
one of the Exor
Dated
Aug 6:1897
Estate
sworn under
$1500

 

 

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

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