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 402-403 probate year 1875.
|Will of Ellen Merrigan|
In re ELLEN MERRIGAN. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen- This is the last will and testament of me Ellen Merrigan of Saint John's Widow- I will and bequeath to the Parish Priests of St. Patrick's and the Cathedral of St. John's the sum of twenty pounds each for the celebration of Masses for the repose of my soul that of my late husband Jeremiah and those of my children Ellen and James. I will and bequeath my bedstead and box to my grandson Jeremiah to be given to him on his attaining full age. All the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattels and effects I will and bequeath in even and equal parts to and between my daughters Catherine Sutton, Mary Ducane, my son Thomas and my grandson Jeremiah the share of the latter to vest in him on his attaining full age and not before. In the event of my said son Thomas not returning to this Island or being heard from with the next four years his share shall go to and be divided among my said daughters and grandson. I appoint my son-in-law James Sutton as executor hereof. Dated at St. John's this 4th day of June A.D. 1875, Ellen her X mark Merrigan. Witness J. I. Little, William Mackey.
D. M. Browning