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 7 page 425 - 426 probate year 1905

Will of Edward Colley


In the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost Amen I Edward Colley Priest missionary D.P.C.(?) Incumbent of St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail and Rural Dean of Avalon in the Island of Newfoundland being in health & mind and body thanks be to God do make this my last will and Testament.

1. I give and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters viz Mary Ann Desima(?) Colley and Fanny Sophia Pinsent the sum of money which may be realized from the Policy on my life, in the Standard Life assurance Co. and a disbursement of $400.00 of the government of the Colony, held for safe keeping by the Bank of Montreal St. John's, to be equally divided among them share and share alike.

II. I give and bequeath the proceeds of my home cattle &c to be equally divided between Edward Edwards Colley, Benjamin William Colley, Jane Elizabeth Glounghan(?), Emily Ethel??? Caldwell, Francis Worthington Colley, Jacob George Thomas Colley, Reginald Richard Colley and Gertrude Martha Dallows Davis, my sons and daughters.

III I should like each of them to choose any article or picture or book they might prefer to keep in remembrance and I should like each of my grandchildren to have a book or something in remembrance

My just debts must be paid out of current income, but if not sufficient then out of the estate.

IV I give the silver Flagon, bearing my name for the use of the church of St. John the Evangelist Topsail, at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. My M.S.S.(?) I desire to be burnt. I desire to be buried in a plain deal(?) coffin without any ornament and the funeral to be as plain and inexpensive as possible and no expensive stone. I also constitute my son Francis Worthington Colley sole executor of this my last will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of December 1901.

Edward Colley (LS)

signed sealed and declared in the presence of us who in his presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witness of Edward Colley's signature

William J. Healy Edward Hibbs

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Edward Colley.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 7, 1905
Johnson J.
Probate granted on the 18th day of January AD 1905
to Rev. Francis W. Colley

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