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 Philip Gorman from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 399-400 probate year 1860
Philip Gorman deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Philip Gorman feeling very ill in bodily health though of sound mind am disposed to have my temporal affairs arranged in the manner hereinafter stated, I also appoint my executors to see my intentions carried out to the strict letter the Revd William Fripps and John O’Neill both of this place, I wish first to have all my lawful debts paid from the amount left to pay one hundred pounds currency to the Revd William Fripps to be used as understood for religious purposes the premises is to be taken by my brother Thomas Gorman; all the household furniture to be left to my beloved wife Ellen and one third of all that I am worth, the other two thirds to be left to my beloved child Mary Adelaide, when realised and to be improved for her use and in case of her death before her arriving at age, her share to be left for religious uses and to be passed to the church. Signed in presence of us the 21st day of February 1857 at Burin in the Island of Newfoundland. Philip his X mark Gorman. having been first read over and explained by us, Willm Hookey, Michael Gorman.