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Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 491 to 493 probate year 1905.

Will of William Howley

In re: WILLIAM HOWLEY. DECEASED.

In the name of God, Amen. I William Howley of St. Johnís Newfoundland, gentleman being of sound mind, hereby revoking all former wills, do make this my last will and testament and I appoint James F. Parker Esq. Merchant of the firm of Parker & Monroe of this city to be my sole executor after the payment of my just debts, testamentary expenses, and the cost of proper Christian burial. I will, devise, and bequeath, to the under mentioned the whole of my estate as follows, viz

(the dollar amounts are written numerically in the margin next to the following list)

(each time it says "do" it means ditto to the line above)

$2000.00 Two thousand dollars to my sister O Morris

$1000.00 One thousand do to do brother Rev. R. Howley

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do do Rt. Rev. M. T. Howley,

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do do Jas. P. Howley, F.G.S.

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do sister Anne Howley

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do niece Annie Morris

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do do Emily Howley

$2000.00 Two thousand do to do do Maggie Howley

$1000.00 One thousand do do do do Mary Howley

$1000.00 One thousand do do do do Katy Howley

$1000.00 One thousand do do do do Lizzie Howley
(written sideways next to the nieces names it says daughters of J.P.H.)

$3000.00 Three thousand do do do nephew Dr. E. Howley

$2000.00 Two thousand do do do do Ed. St J. Howley

$500.00 Five hundred do do do niece Julia Howley

$500.00 Five hundred do do their oldest daughter

$2000.00 Two thousand do do Belvedere Orphanage

$1000.00 One thousand do for repairs R.C. Cathedral

$3000.00 Three thousand do to my friend B.K.K Belcher N.Y.

$500.00 Five hundred do my Godson Patk Kent

500.00 Five hundred do to my nephew Rev. A. Howley

500.00 Five hundred do to Ladies St. V. de Paul

500.00 Five hundred do to gentlemen do

300.00 Three hundred do to Dorcas Society St. J.

1000.00 One thousand do to Home for Incurables

1000.00 One thousand do to Convalescent Home

1500.00 Fifteen hundred to my nephew W.R. Howley

500.00 Five hundred to my nephew Rich. Howley, R.N.

500.00 Five hundred to my nephew James Howley

500.00 Five hundred to my friend J.F. Parker

500.00 Five hundred for Masses for myself and Parents.

My executor is to dispose of my 4% N.F. Govt. Debentures at the market rate, and pay all my bequests in Newfoundland currency. The amount bequeathed to my brother Rev. D.V. Howley is to be paid to him in such amounts as my executor may see fit, and the amounts bequeathed to minors are to be put in the Savings Bank of the N.F. Govt until they attain their majority Ė all these bequests are to be paid only provided the parties be living at my decease, and if any of my nieces should join a religious order of any kind the sum bequeathed to them shall become null and void, as they will not need it. The residue and remainder is to be disposed of in charities, or in any benevolent manner my executor may see fit.

Wm. Howley. St. Johnís N.F. November 12th, 1902

Codicil that my Gold watch and chain Signet ring Books and effects are to be given to my nephew W.R. Howley if he be living at the time of my decease

W. Howley

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and codicil of William Howley.

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 6/05 Chief Justice Probate granted on the 6th day of June A.D. 1905
to James F Parker $58,896.74 (the first and third number could be 3)


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