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Will of Denis Brennan
Last will and Testament of
In the name of God Amen
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Denis Brennan deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Part 2 - This section along with a copy of the will above was contributed by Jeanette Squires & transcribed by Catherine Figuary-Zwicker
Estate of Denis Brennan
Admin. Granted to Stephen Brennan
Dated 9th July 1898
Sureties William Sinnott
Estate sworn under $550
Several names written at botton of cover page - not easily read
Volume 5 Folio 222
To the Honourable the supreme Court or one of the Honourable Judges thereof.
The Petitions of Stephen Brennan of Saint John's and Kilbride, the island of Newfoundland humbly sheweth as follows that Denis Brennan late of Kilbride former died at the above place on Thursday, the 16th of June last having previously made his last Will and testament which is hereto annexed ?? upon the oath of William Sinnott, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto.
That at the time of his death the said deceased was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this honorable court of the probable value of five hundred dollars. That under the said will your petitioner with the exception of one small bequest is sole ??? of all the property and monies left by said deceased.
That said deceased was never married and resided with the petitioner for the past eight years.
That under the said will no executor was appointed.
Petitioner therefore prays that administration to the estate of said deceased be granted to him and as is duly bound he will ever pray.
Dated at Saint John's this 22nd day of June A.D. 1898.
Signed Stephen Brennan.
I Stephen Brennan, the petitioner named in the ??? petitions make oath and sayeth that the several matters ???? set forth and correct and the latter best of this ??? knowledge and belief.
Signed Stephen Brennan
This is his last will & testament refeerenced in the annexed affidavit of William Sinnott ??? (The will is posted above)
In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
To Wit: I Stephen Brennan of Kilbride, Farmer do swear that I believe that Denis Brennan, late of Kilbride in the Central District, Farmer deceased died with _____ a Will; and that I will well and truly administer all and every the Goods of the said deceased, and pay his Debts so far as his Goods will extend and the law shall bind me; and that I will exhibit a true, full and perfect inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and render a true account of my Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within Six months after the date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the goods, rights, chattels, assets, credits and effects of the said deceased, of which he died possessed, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of five hundred and fifty dollars.
So help me God.
Signed by Stephen Brennan
Sworn before me at St. John's
W. Nanole (??)
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Part 1 - Contributed by Sheila Tiberio, Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Part 2 - Contributed by Jeanette Squires & transcribed by Catherine Figuary-Zwicker
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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