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 Mary Cahill from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 24-25 probate year 1879
Mary Cahill deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Cahill of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Widow- Firstly I hereby direct the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses out of my estate- I give devise and bequeath to the Most Reverend Doctor Power Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Johnís aforesaid the sum of ten pounds for High Mass and office for the repose of the soul of my late husband Michael Cahill. I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Ann Donnelly wife of John Donnelly Stone Cutter the sum of five pounds. To the Reverend John J. Walsh of St. Marys I bequeath the sum of five pounds for Masses for the repose of my husbandís soul and my soul I will and desire that the sum of ten pounds be expended by my executors herein named in the purchase of a headstone and wooden railing to be placed at our burying place in Belvedere Cemetery I will and direct that the sum of ten pounds be expended for my funeral expences The rest residue and remainder of my monies and affects I will and bequeath to my niece Margaret Geary widow of the late George Geary for the use and benefit of herself and her children. I hereby nominate and appoint William F. Walsh and Patrick Buckmaster of St. Johnís executors of this my last will and hereby revoke all previous wills by me at any time made. Dated at Saint Johnís this thirtieth day January A.D. Eighteen hundred and seventy nine. Mary her X mark Cahill. Witness having been previously read over and fully explained to testatrix, W. J. Hogan. Edward Devereux.