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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 216 to 218 probate year 1907 & volume 8 pages 335-336 probate year 1907

Will of Catherine Hayes

In re: CATHERINE HAYES. DECEASED.

This is the last will and testament of me Catherine Hayes of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland wife of Edward Hayes of the same place tanner. I direct that my executor hereinafter named will first pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.

First. I devise and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayes whatever interest I possess in the dwelling house built on the land of my said husband Edward.

Secondly: I give and bequeath unto my brother Terence Morrissey the crayon portrait of my father.

Thirdly: I give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret wife of Thomas Nash my fathers feather bed.

Fourthly:- I give and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayse all the residue and remainder of my household furniture

Fifthly: I devise and bequeath unto Father McDermott Roman Catholic Priest- of St. Patrickís Parish in St. Johnís aforesaid all my interest in or share of that piece or parcel of land with dwelling house thereon situate on the East side of Sudbury Street in St. Johnís aforesaid and bounded on the north by the "Poor Asylum" and on the south by property of the Bennett Brewing Company for the purpose of celebrating masses for the repose of the souls of my father and myself. But this bequest is made subject to the payment by the said Father McDermott of the sum of twenty dollars to Sister Aloysius of the Presentation Convent in St. Patricks Parish in St. Johnís aforesaid, and I hereby give and bequeath the said sum of twenty dollars to the said Sister Aloysius.

Sixthly I devise and bequeath unto my husband Edward Hayse all my interest in or share of that piece or parcel of land situate on Water and Sudbury Streets in St. Johnís aforesaid and bounded on the north by property of one Collier on the south by Water Street, on the east by property of the Bennett Brewing Company and on the west by Sudbury Street.

Seventhly:- I hereby appoint my husband Edward Hayes sole executor of this my last will and testament

Eightly I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. Johnís in the Island aforesaid this twenty sixth day of November Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and six Catherine Hayse signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas Grant J.J. McCarthy

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 2/07 Emerson J Probate granted on the 4th day of February A.D. 1907 to ___ Edward Hayes $650.00

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