Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 458 & 459 probate year 1905

Will of William Lawlor
In re the Estate of

William Lawlor deceased.

In the name of God Amen The last will and testament of William Lawlor Farmer made this 27th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, I William Lawlor being now in a sound and perfect state of mind and memory but at the same time being very sick and in a very imperfect state of bodily health, and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, do hereby make this my last will and testament and dispose of my worldly substance while I have power and capacity to do so,

First I do will and bequeath my soul unto Almighty God who gave it me and my body I leave to the disposal of my wife and friends for interment.

Secondly, I do will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary my dwelling house household furniture out houses live stock consisting of one horse two cows together with my farms situated on Broad Cove road to have and hold and to enjoy during the full time and term of her natural life with full power and authority to manage as she now does without hindrance or molestation from any of her children providing that she my wife Mary shall not set sell or mortgage a part or the whole of the above property

Thirdly, I do will and bequeath that after the death of my wife Mary as aforesaid all the above mentioned property to my daughter Catherine to have and to hold and her heirs for ever providing she shall behave a good and faithful daughter to her mother.

Fourthly I do will and bequeath that after the death of my wife Mary as aforesaid, my second farm to my daughter Mary Ann and her two sons Michael and William Hall situated two miles from Broad Cove to have and hold for ever providing that they shall behave good and faithful boys to their grandmother and live with her and contribute to her support during her lifetime providing that they shall not ever sell or mortgage any of the above mentioned property should they my grandsons Michael or William Hall turnout disobedient or neglect contributing to the support of their grandmother I will and bequeath them one shilling each, and their share of said property I will and bequeath to which ever of my daughters or heirs deserves it best

Michael and William Hall, my two grandsons must have two masses each per year for my soul and my wife’s soul after her death during their lifetime

In witness whereof I do make this my last will and testament and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament at the same time nullifying all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made, signed sealed published and declared by me in the presence of the undersigned witnesses the day and year above written

Signed sealed published and declared by the said in our presence who in the presence of each other and at his request hereunto subscribe our names the day and year first written

William his X mark Lawlor

witnesses Patrick Gladner Edward Gladney.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last and testament of William Lawlor deceased.

D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)


March 24/05

Emerson J.

admt. c.t.a.

granted on the

1st day of

April A.D. 1905

to Michael



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