Will of Reverend Thomas Waldron
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 213 to 215 probate year 1856
Rev. Thomas Waldron deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I the Reverend Thomas Waldron of Kings Cove in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland Roman Catholic Clergyman, do hereby declare the following to be my last will and testament.
First I give and bequeath unto the Right Reverend John Thomas Mullock Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland and his successors in the Episcopacy of the said Island, being duly appointed by the See of Rome to the Bishoprick of Newfoundland, all my land or farm and appurtenances near Flower Hill in Saint John's (save and except such portions thereof as are hereinafter devised to the Reverend Kyran Walsh and Philip F. Little, Barrister) upon trust for the use and benefit of the Religious Community called the Presentation Convent of Saint John's in the said Island, which said land is not to be sold but the annual rental thereof is to be applied to the purposes aforesaid.
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto the Reverend Kyran Walsh his heirs and assigns, four acres of the said farm being the Field on the west side of the same fronting on Lazy Bank Road if the said field should not contain that quantity the deficiency is to be taken from the ground in the rear thereof easterly; hereby reserving a right of way from east to west through the said four acres, forty feet wide, and running along the southern boundary thereof, the said way to be public for all the tenants and owners of the said Farm.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto Philip F. Little (Barrister-at-law) one acre of the said Farm fronting on the Flower Hill Road forming a front thereon equal to two-thirds of the depth of the said acre of land for the use of the said Philip F. Little his heirs and assigns.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath my household furniture, chalice, vestments and Mass-books to my successors appointed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland for the time being to my present parish at Kings Cove to remain as parochial property.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds to the Right Reverend Doctor Mullock for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of and in Saint John's in said Island.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to the Reverend Kyran Walsh for Masses for my soul one hundred pounds to be divided equally among the priests of this diocese.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my nephews -Patrick and Richard Waldron- twenty pounds each per annum while pursuing their studies in Tuam College, Ireland,
Lastly, I give all the remainder of my property and effects (after the payment of my debts) to the Right Reverend Doctor Mullock and his successors in the Bishoprick of this Island towards the establishment and support of the intended Roman Catholic College in Saint John's aforesaid. And I do hereby appoint the Right Reverend Doctor Mullock and his successors in the Bishoprick aforesaid and the said Rev. Kyran Walsh, executors in trust of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me.
In witness whereof I the said Thomas Waldron have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of November Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty four (1854)
Thomas Waldron (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Rev. Thomas Waldron as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us
John Little, Richard his X mark Gibbs.
I the above-named Rev. Thomas Waldron do hereby add the following as a codicil to the above and within will
First I further give and bequeath unto the Rev. Kyran Walsh six large silver spoons, twenty small silver spoons, one silver basin, two sugar tongues, one gold watch, chains and seals belonging to it, all at Kings Cove in the Northern District
Secondly, I the said Thomas Waldron do also give to the Presentation Convent of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland two cows belonging to me at Kings Cove
Thirdly, I give all the provisions, flour, bread, potatoes, meal and port at that place belonging to me unto the most deserving poor of Kings Cove.
Fourthly, I will and desire that as long as the Reverend Father Vericar remains in the Diocese of Newfoundland he shall have the use of my chalice now in his possession and on his death or removal from said diocese the said chalice shall be given to the Roman Catholic Bishop for the time being of the said Island for the use of the Roman Catholic Diocese thereof.
Fifthly I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds currency for the completion of the new chapel at Open Hall.
In witness hereof I the said Rev. Thomas Waldron do hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of November A.D. 1854.
Thomas Waldron (LS)
Signed sealed and declared by the said Rev. Thomas Waldron as a codicil to his last will and testament in presence of John Little, Richard his X mark Gibbs.
D. M. Browning