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 2 page 157 probate year 1853

Will of Maurice Cummins


In the name of God Amen, I Maurice Cummins of Saint John*s in the Island of Newfoundland Housekeeper being of perfect mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament first that all my lawful debts be paid and my body be decently interred as regards my worldly property I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine the Brig Margaret also the brigantine Escape with all their materials punts guns &c. together with the dwelling house now in my occupancy and all my household furniture and money also the stone house in Duckworth Street now occupied by George Geddes the stone house in rere of the Custom House and twenty acres of ground on the Oxen Pond road I also will and bequeath the amount of the mortgage that I have now on the property of my son-in-law Hugh Roche to my aforesaid wife. I do hereby nominate ordain and appoint my beloved wife executrix and beloved son Peter executor to this will hereby revoking and annulling all other wills made by me.

Given under my hand and seal this first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.

Maurice Cummins (LS)

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of

Patrick Brazil, Michl Keefe.

Certified correct, D. M. Browning

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