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Will of John Young
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
Codicil to my will made on fifth of August
(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)
|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.
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