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 8 pages 126-127 probate year 1901. Also, listed in volume 4 page 323-324 probate year 1884 without the margin listing.

Will of Martin Furlong


In the name of God Amen. I Martin Furlong of St. Johnís in the island of Newfoundland Tidewaiter do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.

First I will and direct that my executrix hereinafter named shall as soon as possible after my decease pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses

Secondly I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret all my lands and premises with the dwelling houses erected thereon situate on the south side of Playhouse hill and on the north side of Duckworth Street in St. Johnís aforesaid for her to have and take the rents issues and profits thereof during her life-time. I also give and bequeath to my said wife all interest to accrue due on all debentures and other investments of money of which I may die possessed to take and use the same for her own benefit during her lifetime I also give and bequeath to my said wife for her own use and benefit during her lifetime all other property of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be of which I may die possessed but it is my express will and desire and I make the above bequests to my said wife on the conditions that in the event of her marrying again she shall by that act forfeit all claim and interest in and to my said property and estate and under this my will and on the happening of such event all my said property and effects shall immediately go and be disposed of as is provided in the third bequest herein set forth

Third from and after the death of my said wife or in the event of her marrying again then immediately upon the happening of such event I give devise and bequeath all and singular my lands and premises debentures and investments aforesaid with all and singular such other moneys property and effects of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be of which I may die possessed in manner following that is to say, one half thereof to the Benevolent Irish Society of St. Johnís in trust for the use and benefit of the schools established in the said Societys Hall in St. Johnís under the care of the Christian Brothers the same to be expended in such way as the said Society may from time to time direct and appoint and the other half to the Most Reverend the Bishop of St. Johnís for the time being and his successors Bishops of the said Diocese to be by him taken and held in trust for the use and benefit of the Roman Catholic Orphanage at Belvidere in St. Johnís

Fourthly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Margaret as executrix of this my will and do revoke and declare null and void all former and other wills by me heretofore made Witness my hand at St. Johnís this 13th day of May Anno Domini 1881 (sgd) Martin Furlong, signed by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us Robert J. Kent Jas J. Murphy

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 26 01 Emerson J. adm cta abm granted to Rt. Revd. M.F. Howley on the 2nd May A.D. 1901. Estate sworn at $2000.00 Sureties Jas D. Ryan John Curran

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