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 567 - 568 probate year 1877.
|Will of Nicholas Power|
In re NICHOLAS POWER. DECEASED.This is the last will and testament of me Nicholas Power of St. Johnís Newfoundland Fisherman hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time made I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal property whatsoever of which I may die possessed to my executor hereinafter mentioned upon trust First to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses Second to pay the Lady Superior for the time being of the Convent of Mercy Military Road Saint Johnís the sum of three pounds currency per annum to be used by her for such charitable purposes as she shall deem proper Third I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal property whatsoever to my wife Margaret during the term of her natural life or until she shall marry again and it is my will that upon the marriage or death of my said wife whichever shall first happen all my property hereby devised to her shall go to the Lady Superior for the time being of the Convent of Mercy Military Road Saint Johnís to be used by her for such charitable purposes as she shall deem proper And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Bearns of Saint Johnís Accountant Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at Saint Johnís aforesaid this twenty third day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven
Nicholas his X mark Power. Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses the same having first been read over and explained to the said testator in our presence who have signed these presents as such witnesses in the presence of said testator and of each other. F.E.M. Bunting. W. B. Killigrew.
D. M. Browning