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 9 pages 262-263 probate year 1911

Will of Michael Murphy


This is the last will of me Michael Murphy of Old Petty Harbor Road St. John's farmer and I revoke all former wills by me made I appoint Patrick Murphy of St. John's Road Inspector, to be the executor and trustee of this my will (referred hereafter as "my trustee)

1. I bequeath to my daughter Catherine Densmore the sum of six hundred dollars

2. I bequeath to my trustee in trust for my son Patrick
(a) two thousand dollars and
(b) the two houses and land on the northside of Water Street west St. John's. My trustee to transfer the said houses and land and pay over the said two thousand dollars to my said son on his attaining twenty one years of age The income or revenue therefrom to be paid over to my said son Patrick annually until my trustee transfers and pays over as aforesaid and my trustee is at liberty if he so desires to pay out of the said two thousand dollars such sum or sums as may be necessary for the maintenance or advancement of my said son Patrick before he attains said age.

3 I bequeath to my Executor one hundred dollars to be paid over by him as in his discretion he sees well for masses to be offered for the repose of my soul and the souls of my wife and son

4. I bequeath the residue of my estate to my son James. In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will this 11th day of August 1910 Michael his x mark Murphy Signed by the testator Michael Murphy by making his mark in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other and after the foregoing will had been read over to the testator in our presence signed our names as witnesses Jas. J. McGrath Patrick Murphy

Certified correct, D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 16/11 C. J. Probate May 22/11 granted to Patrick Murphy Estate sworn at $14,157.34

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