Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 452-453 probate year 1908

Will of Catherine Hallaren


In the name of God Amen this is the last will and testament of me Catherine Hallaren of Saint Johnís Newfoundland widow. In exercise of the power of appointment vested in me by the last will and testament of my late husband Terrence Hallaren

I hereby direct and appoint give and bequeath unto Esther Ann (Annie) Hallaren as a proper pension for her support and maintenance all the property goods chattels moneys and effects belonging to the Estate of my late husband Terrence Hallaren to have and to hold the same for her life time and after her death I will direct and appoint in virtue of the said power vested in me by the said will to bequeath the same to such religions and charitable purposes as in my judgement I may consider deserving of consideration that the residue of the Estate of my late husband Terrence Hallaren is to become the property of the Parish Priests of St. Maryís and Holyrood to be expended by them for church purposes

A Government Debenture for the sum of one thousand dollars now in the name of Rev. Father Forristal in Trust, I bequeath to the Administrator of the Diocese of St. Johnís for the time being the interest accruing therefrom to be devoted to a High Mass yearly for the repose of the souls of my husband and myself

I appoint the said Esther Ann (Annie) Hallaren my sole Executrix Saint Johnís Newfoundland this 11th day of May 1907 Catherine her x mark Hallaren Signed published and declared as her last will and testament by the said Catherine Hallaren the same having first been read over and approved by her in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other signed the same as witnesses D J Greene Jno. T. Hickey

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 29/08 Johnson J. Probate July 30/08 granted to Esther Ann Hallaren Estate sworn at $17,600.00

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