Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Henry Renouf from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 95 probate year 1880
Henry Renouf deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Renouf of Saint Johnís Judge of the District Court do make ordain and publish the following as and for my last will and testament- to the Reverend Patrick Delaney of Saint Johnís, Roman Catholic Curate I will and bequeath all my lands chattels and effects to have and to hold the same in trust (subject to the annual charges hereinafter mentioned) and to apply the rents issues and profits thereof to and towards the support and maintenance of my wife Emily Anne and our child Lucretia Mary during the lifetime of my said wife and on her demise then to apply the same to the maintenance education and support of my said daughter and her issue- But on the demise of my said daughter without issue I will and direct my executor to divide said rents issues and profits among those whom he may consider the most deserving of my children and their issue-
I will and devise that out of said rents issues and profits there shall be paid to my daughter Mary Ellen Bowen the sum of ten pounds per year for her maintenance and support so long as she may remain a widow and no longer and I impose such annuity as a charge on my lands and chattels- I will and bequeath the sum of two pounds ten shillings per year to the Orphanage of St. Michaelís and to the Convent of Mercy Military Road the further sum of two pounds ten shillings per year- I hereby nominate and appoint the said Reverend Patrick Delaney as my executor and revoke cancel and annual all other wills made by me- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 11th day of February A.D. 1880. Hy Renouf. Signed and declared as the last will and testament of Henry Renouf in our presence. Jos. I. Little. M. Berney.