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Will of Elizabeth Whelan
I, Elizabeth Whelan, of Torbay South District of St. John’s East but at the present residing on the Portugal Cove Road, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do make my last will and testament in manner and form following:
FIRSTLY. I give devise and bequeath out of Six hundred dollars that I have deposited in the Savings Bank. To Revd D. OCallaghan I give Fifty Dollars for to help build his church at Outer Cove and Fifty Dollars more for masses for myself and my husband Edward Whelan: and to Father Goff Portugal I bequeath Fifty Dollars for the up keep of his Church and to him father Goff Fifty Dollars more to celebrate masses for my husband and my self Elizabeth Whelan and Edward. Also I give One hudnred dollars to have a tombstone and railing erected after my decease.
To Bridget Larken Daughter of the late James Neill I give Fifty Dollars for her services and after paying Funeral and Testatory Expenses the balance of the above mentioned Six hundred dollars I give to my Brother Matthew Roche if he is living and if not it’s to be given to some poor Priest to have masses said for the intention of all our familys on both sides.
Lastly I give devise and bequeath to Margaret Fleming Daugher of Matthew Roche my Bed and bedding, and all my clothes to Bridget Larken afore mentioned and that is all.
FURTHER. I hereby direct and empower my Executors John Roche Sr of Torbay & Thomas O’Neill to dispose of the amount of money herein mentioned to Each Church and person after my decease.
In witness whereof I Elizabeth Whelan the Testatrix to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal Eighth day of August A.D. 1921. ELIZABETH her X mark WHELAN
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Whelan as
and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in the presence
of her and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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