Transcribed by Judy Benson. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 569-570 probate year 1878.
|Will of Cornelius Cary|
In re CORNELIUS CARY. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen this is the last will and testament of me Cornelius Cary of St. Johnís Laborer. First I will and bequeath all my moneys security for money or otherwise either in cash or on deposit in the Savings Bank and all and whatsoever my property may consist of unto my executor hereinafter named First to pay all just debts Secondly to pay the sum of ten pounds for one High Mass for the repose of my soul and the sum of three pounds for low Masses for the same purpose, And the balance or residue of my estate I wish disposed of as follows One half of the said balance or residue to my nephew Michael Lynch and the other half to be equally divided between my sisters Mary Murphy and Johanna Lynch And in case they should be dead or cannot be found after making all possible enquiries then their or either of their shares as aforesaid of my said estate I will desire it to be paid to the Catholic Bishop for the time being of the Diocese of St. Johnís And lastly I appoint Patrick Delaney of st. Johnís Catholic Clergyman the executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland this 17th day of December A.D. 1877.
Cornelius his X mark Cary. Witness having first been read over and explained, James Hayes, D. Jos Greene.
D. M. Browning