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 Michael Dunphy from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 342-343 probate year 1884
Michael Dunphy deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Michael Dunphy of St. Johnís Cooper do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
To Father John Ryan and Father John Scott both of St. Patricks Riverhead St. Johnís I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds each for Masses for the repose of my soul.
I direct that my Union Bank shares shall be sold to pay the legacies above given so far as they will extend but as it is my will and desire that my wife Catherine shall have one yearís interest upon my Bank stock, my debentures and my Water stock for her own use and benefit I direct that such sale shall not be made until such interest shall have been paid to her. I nominate and appoint my friend James McLoughlan of Riverhead St. Johnís Merchant as executor of this my will and do hereby revoke and declare null all former and other wills by me heretofore made. Michael Dunphy. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses at St. Johnís aforesaid this eleventh day of August A.D. 1882. Robert J. Kent, James J. Brien.
I Michael Dunphy of St. Johnís Cooper the testator in the above written will named do hereby publish make and declare this as and for a codicil to my said will. I do hereby revoke and declare null and void the bequest in the said will made to my brother John Dunphy and instead thereof do give devise and bequeath to him the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds currency. I do also revoke annul and declare void the bequest in said will made to the children of my late brother Patrick and instead of the sums in the said bequest mentioned do give to Patrick son of my said brother the sum of seventy five dollars to James son of my said brother the sum of seventy five dollars and to Elizabeth daughter of my said brother the sum of seventy five dollars and to John son of my late brother Patrick the sum of seventy five dollars and I do hereby confirm my said will in every other respect. My monies in the Savings Bank in St. Johnís I give to my beloved wife Catherine. Michael his X mark Dunphy. Signed in presence of having been first read & explained this 30th day of November 1882, James J. Brian, Robert J. Kent.