Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Bridget Barry from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 64-65 probate year 1880
Bridget Barry deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Bridget Barry of St. Johnís Widow being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following That is to say- TO Bridget Hickey and John Hickey children of my son James Hickey I will and bequeath to each the sum of Ten pounds currency (£10)- To my granddaughter Bridget Connolly I bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds currency (£100) to be paid to her on her attaining the full age of twenty-one years- The interest thereon in the meantime to be applied to her support and maintenance- To my son John Hickey I will and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds currency (£100) I bequeath to my daughter Mary Baird the sum of one hundred pounds currency (£100)- To my sister Mrs. Jane Dalton I will and bequeath the sum of twelve pounds currency (£12) To the Reverend Father Scott and Father Ryan I bequeath to each the sum of ten pounds currency (£10) Toward the competition of St. Patrickís Church at Riverhead I bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency (£10) My executor hereinafter named I direct to have a High Mass offered for the repose of my soul and another offered for the repose of the soul of my late son Michael- and I also direct that he (my executor) will have a Headstone erected to my memory in the Churchyard of Belvedere- as to the residue and remainder of my moneys I will and bequeath one half of them to my daughter Mrs. Mary Baird and her said daughter Bridget Connelly and the other half equally between my said sons John Hickey and James Hickey- And I appoint my said son John sole executor of this my will- Dated at St. Johnís this twenty-ninth day of November Anno Domini 1879. Bridget her X mark Barry. Signed by Bridget Barry (by making her mark) as her last will (it first having been read over and explained to her) in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request in her sight and presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses, James J. Murphy, Jeremiah OíDonnell. Cer