I have been transcribing Wills from the films of Newfoundland's Probate Records available through www.familysearch.org and contributing them to Newfoundland's Grand Banks website for nonprofit genealogy purposes. I have not run across many of my direct Connors line and so unless noted I have not discovered a connection to the folks you find here. I continue to look and have organized them here with the idea that down the road a connection will be made amongst the Connors lines in Newfoundland. Wills often provide key information regarding occupations, the names of surviving children and where they emigrated to, and often the names which daughters assumed at the time of marriage.
1884 Catherine Connors St. John's
Will of Catherine Connors Vol. 4, p. 364, 1884
Newfoundland Will Books
this will reprinted exactly as it appears in the will book
Catherine Connors deceased.
St. John's Nfld 12th Sept 1884. I Catherine Connors, nee Walsh, of St. John's aforesaid, do hereby make this my last will by which I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my children Bartholomew, Danny and Alice, respectively, all my real and personal property to be equally divided between them. The real estate or property which I hereby dispose of comprises property willed to me by my late father Bartholomew Walsh and by my late grandmother Bridget Kirivan or Kerivan. In confirmation of the above I hereby in the presence of the undersigned witnesses affix my signature Catherine X (her mark) Connors Witnesses Thomas X (his mark) Shortall, witness to both signatures or marks Philip D. White St. John's Sept 12/84.
Transcribed by Joanne Connors
1911 Michael Connors General Post Office of St. John's
Will of Michael Connors
from Newfoundland will books vol. 9 p. 360 probate year 1911
(This will is reprinted exactly as it appears in the will book)
Michael Connors decease
This is the last will and testament of me, Michael Connors, late of the General Post Office, at present of St. Johnís made this the sixth day of July, Anno Domini One Thousand nine Hundred and six, 1. I appoint Sir Edward P. Morris, of St. Johnís, executor of this my last will and testament. 2. I give, devise and bequeath to my said executor all the property of every description of which I may die possessed but particularly the house now occupied by me, to be held by my said executor during the balance of the term, and any renewals thereof and the profit rental of same to be devoted by him towards the celebration of Masses for the repose of my soul, and that of my wife and my son Timothy. In witness whereof I have here unto subscribed my hand, by affixing my mark, at St. Johnís aforesaid, the day and the year first above written (it having been first read over and explained) Michael X Connors. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses E.P. Morris Wm. Duggan
Certified Correct, D.M. Browning, Registrar
Fiat Dec. 6/11 Johnson, J. Probate Dec. 11/11 Granted to Sir E.P. Morris Estate Sworn at $800.00
Transcribed by Joanne Connors
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