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 Murphy from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 414 probate year 1872 -
Transcriber's Note: The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1872, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.
| In re |
Michael Murphy deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Michael Murphy of Kings Cove Bonavista Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Trader being of sound mind and memory but mindful of my mortality and that it is appointed for all men once to die do this third day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy two make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say First I desire to be decently buried and all my lawful and just debts paid. Second I desire Five pounds to be given to the resident priest of Kings Cove for Masses for the repose of my soul Third I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Alice during her natural life all my property both real and personal with full authority and power to give and bequeath and divide between my sons and daughter Johanna in such manner as she may consider most just and equitable but no part or parcel of my property now bequeathed to be sold at any time or rented for a longer term at any one time than ten years hereby revoking and annulling all former wills or testaments by me at any time made In witness whereof I hereby set my hand and seal the day and date before written. Michael Murphy (LS) In presence of Terence Stafford, Richard Lawton.