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 Patrick Power from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 91-92 probate year 1880
Patrick Power deceased.
In the name of God Amen This is the last will and testament of me Patrick Power of Saint Johnís Shoemaker- I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Dwyer wife of Patrick Dwyer of Kings Cove the sum of twenty four dollars per annum to her only use and not to be subject to the control of her husband This sum is to be paid out of money belonging to me and now at interest in the Newfoundland Savings Bank. After the age of twenty one years of the youngest child of her the said Mary Dwyer by him the said Patrick Dwyer I direct that the principal be divided between my said daughter and her said children or their survivors share and share alike. I also direct that I shall be buried in a decent and becoming manner and my funeral expenses and just debts first paid out of my said estate- I appoint William Callahan as my executor- And also I request my executor to cause to be placed over my grave a fitting head stone and railing- Also three Masses to be said for me- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty second day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty at Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland. Signed published and declared by me the said Patrick Power to be my last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned and of each of us (having been first read over and explained to me the said Patrick Power Patrick his X mark Power. Witness, R.J. Parsons, Attorney-at-law, Joseph Garland, William Callahan.