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 323-324 probate year 1873.

Will of Maurice Morrissey


This name is spelled Morrissey and Morrissy in the will, and Morrissey in the will index

In the name of God Amen: I Maurice Morrissy of Admiral’s Cove, Cape Broyle, Newfoundland, being weak in body, but sound in mind thanks be to God, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. To my beloved wife Joanna Morrissy I bequeath my dwelling house with all its furniture together with kitchen gardens, meadow land, and all land known to belong to me about the house. She is to hold it peaceably during her natural life and after her death its to be equally divided between my dear children Bryan, Daniel and Lucy, their heirs and assigns and I enjoin my dear son Bryan to work conjointly and peaceably with his family. And also there is no portion of said house or land to be sold or morgaged without the mutual consent of all parties concerned. To my beloved sons Daniel and John I bequeath my fishing room at Admiral’s Cove including the “Island Rock” with all the ground belonging to said room to them their heirs and assigns.

Maurice his X mark Morrisy. Signed sealed and delivered by testator in presence of us witnesses appointed by him Admirals Cove Cape Broyle October 11th A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.

Witness, Michael Cashin, Thomas Carew, Anna Carew.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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