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 William Power from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 132-133 probate year 1881
William Power deceased.
I William Power of Catherine Street in the City of Waterford make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time heretofore made. I direct my executor hereinafter appointed to apply the following sums for the following purposes; a sum of one hundred and fifty pounds in having an annual High Mass said for the repose of the souls of my wife and myself and our deceased relations. A sum of fifty pounds for Altar plate for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Waterford, the following to be inscribed thereon ďWilliam and Ellen Power pray for their soulsĒ A sum of Ten pounds for the use of St. Johnís Church Beresford Street, Waterford. A sum not exceeding say Fifty pounds in having a Railing and suitable Memorial or Tablet erected where my wife and myself will be interred. I bequeath to the Reverend Robert Power C.C. Georges Street, Waterford, for Masses for the repose of the souls of my wife and myself and our deceased relations one hundred pounds. to the Superioress for the time being of the Sisters of Charity at Waterford for the use of the Orphans in their care Fifty pounds and for the Improvement of their Chapel Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and eleven pence and for the Poor of Waterford relieved by them ten pounds. To the Superior for the time being of The Christian Brothers at Waterford to assist in the education of the Poor attending their Schools twenty five pounds, To the President for the time being of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Waterford for the Poor relieved by them twenty five pounds. To the Superiores for the time being of the Little Sisters of the Poor at Waterford ten pounds. To the Roman Catholic Bishop for the time being of St. Johnís Newfoundland for the improvement of St. Patricks Church Riverhead St. Johnís aforesaid twenty five pounds. To the Superior for the time being of the Orphanage Belvidere, St. Johnís aforesaid for the use of The Poor Inmates of that Establishment twenty five pounds. To the Presidents for the time being of the male and of the Female Societies of St. Vincent de Paul St. Johnís aforesaid equally between them for the poor relieved by them fifty pounds. To Mrs. William Power of Barron Strand Street Waterford twenty pounds and to her husband William Power of same place, Ironmonger, ten pounds, and to their children equally between them, seventy pounds, I hereby appoint the said Reverend Robert Power C.C. Georges Street, Waterford, my executor and residuary legatee, wishing him to dispose of my Residuary property, if any, for charitable purposes- Dated this 18th day of October 1880. William Power- Signed by the said William Power as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at The same time who in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- Patrick Kent, Solicitor, Edmond Jackson, Law Clerk.