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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Thorburn


Will of Michael Thorburn
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 136 probate year 1902

Last Will and Testament of
Michael Thorburn of St. John's
Broker deceased.

      This is the last will and testament of me Michael Thorburn of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Broker.
1. I give and bequeath to my housekeeper Kate Lacey, provided she shall be in my service at the time of my death, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
2. I give and bequeath to my servant Clara Mooney, provided she shall be in my service at the time of my death, the sum of fifty dollars.
3. I give and bequeath to my brother Sir Robert Thorburn, the sum of five thousand dollars.
4. I give and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the sum of Two hundred dollars to recompense him for his services as such executor.
5. I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate after paying thereout my debts and all funeral and testamentary expenses, to my sisters Jane Thorburn, Elizabeth Thorburn, and Margaret Thorburn all of Edinburgh in Scotland, or to such of them as shall survive me, share and share alike.
6. I appoint Herbert E. Knight of St. John's Barrister at law to be executor of this my last will and Testament.
Dated at St. John's Newfoundland this 1st day of January A.D. 1902. (Sgd) Michael Thorburn. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of each other (sgd) Wm. Summers (sgd) Walter Morrissey.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Michael Thorburn deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
D. Morison
granted on
the 12th day
of February
1902 to
Herbert E.
Knight the
Exor Value
of Est. $19,545.20



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