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 Hamilton from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 429 probate year 1861
Bridget Hamilton deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I Bridget Hamilton of St. Johnís, widow being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say- First I will and devise to my sons Patrick, William, John and Matthew Hamilton all my right title and interest in the four houses purchased by me from Messrs. Steer and Ayre situate on Lima Hill Hill in St. Johnís aforesaid, each of my said sons to take and have for his sole and exclusive use and benefit one of said houses and out of the rents issues and profits thereof to contribute between them a sum sufficient to pay for the celebration of one High Mass annually for the repose of my soul. Second, I will and devise to my said sons all that garden in the rear of my said houses to be held by them in common share and share alike. Third. I will and bequeath to my said sons all my household furniture share and share alike. I desire my executor to forego and forgive Mrs. Power all rent and arrears of rent now due for the tenement held by her husband in consideration her services and attendance on me during my illness. I hereby nominate and appoint the Reverend Father Veriker to see this my last will and testament carried into effect and previous to the vesting of any of the said legacies to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses- Signed and declared in presence of the subscribing witness as and for my last will and testament this 30th May 1861. Bridget Hamilton. Witness, Joseph I. Little, Honora Power