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 4 page 391 probate year 1885

Will of Edward Roche


In the name of God Amen. I Edward J. Roche, being in my sound mind and senses do give and bequeath to my two sons Edward Patrick Roche and John Thomas Roche all my household property, and and also all profits arising therefrom for their use and benefit and one house situated in Kings Road St. Johnís after the death of my sisters Catherine and Bridget Roche the said house that was formerly leased to Maurice Kearney.

I also give and bequeath unto my sons Edward Patrick Roche and John Thomas Roche my life insurance amounting to £1200 the interest of this and all these properties to be used for the education of them also the sum of fifty pounds to Edward Patrick Roche left by his grandfather Roche and to John Thomas Roche the sum of fifty pounds left him by his grandfather OíReilly, also to my son Edward Patrick one chain and locket and wedding ring belonging to his mother Mary Roche, and also to my son John Thomas one watch.

It is also my will that the house and grounds situated in Great Placentia be rented yearly, and all other properties sold and disposed of, and the profits arising therefrom also be used for the use and benefit of my two sons should one of my children die the other is to receive all the properties and all the interest accruing therefrom and in case both children should die the properties and monies to be equally divided among my nephews and nieces over eight years old. And I hereby appoint William P. Walsh and Dennis Dooley, both of St. Johnís to be executors to this my last will and testament. Dated at Great Placentia April 8th 1885. E.J. Roche. Witnesses to the Signature of E. J. Roche, James Collins, Catherine Roche.
Certified Correct,
D.M. Browning

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