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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Young



Will of John Young
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 130 & 131 probate year 1913

In re John Young      deceased.

In the Name of God Amen I John Young feeble of body but sound of mind declare this to be my last will and Testament I bequeathe and make over to Rev. Andrew Sears as Trustee my house at Red Rocks and the land on which it is built one acre the said house to be used as school chapel for the use and benefit of the R. Catholics of Red Rocks and Cape Ray I bequeathe also to Rev. Andrew Sears one hundred ($100) dollars to be used for repairs and renovations that may be necessary to convert said house into a school chapel. I bequeathe two hundred ($200) for the support of the orphans of Mt. Cashel and Belvedere to be divided equally between the two institutions. I will & bequeathe to my son John Young Jr. And to my daughter Catherine Young (now Carter) their heirs and assigns for ever the Residue of my estate seventeen ($1700) dollars more or less deposited and bearing interest in the Royal Bank of Canada in the city of St. John's, the said amount to be divided equally between my son John Young and my daughter Catherine Young. By these presents I appoint the Right Rev. M. F. Power, bishop of St. George's sole executor of my will which goes into effect only after my death
In Testimony thereof I sign my name this fifth day of August 1912. - signed John his x Young - witnesses Moses Burns    John W. Young having been first read over and explained by said the testator and approved of by him Moses Burns.

Codicil to my will made on fifth of August
I bequeathe & will to my son John and my daughter Catherine all the land owned by me in the valley of Red Rocks as set forth in the government grant of said land to be divided as follows between them: - The section bounded on the north by lands owned my by son John and running south along River bank to within 200 yrds. more or less of public Road shall belong for ever to my daughter Catherine hers heirs and assigns. To my son John I bequeathe and will all the rest of my land (except the piece heretofore willed to Rev. Andrew Sears in trust for the church) beginning at the above mentioned boundary 200 yrds more or less north or the main road and running south beyond the main Rd. till it reaches the limits set by the Government grant. - John his X Young. Having been first read over and explained by said testator and approved of by him witness
Moses Burns     John W. Young     Moses Burns

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following; the dates reflecting the year 1912, but this is probably an error, as this will is in the 1913 will book)
Oct 9/12
Nov. 18/12
Most Rev.
M. F. Power
at $2000.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002

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