Will of Edward Brennan
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 454 probate
Edward Brennan deceased.
In the Name of God, amen. This is
the last will and testament of me, Edward Brennan, of Topsail Road, in the
district of St. John’s west farmer.
First, it is my will and
desire that my executor, hereinafter appointed, shall first pay all my just
debts, funeral, and other expenses.
Secondly. I will, devise and
bequeath to my son Jeremiah Brennan all my property and estate of whatsoever
description or kind I may die possessed of, consisting of cattle, cows, horses,
and farmstock, and household furniture; also all moneys, whether in the bank
or in the house at the time of my death, save and except the sum of forty dollars,
which I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary, wife of Lawrence O’Neill which
said sum my executor shall pay over to her.
Thirdly, it is my will and desire
that my said son Jeremiah shall give his brother, Thomas
Brennan, a home with
him during his life if he requires same.
I hereby appoint my friend, Thomas Fitzgibbon, executor of
this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills
that may have been made by me. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand this Tenth day of October Anno Domini one Thousand nine hundred and Six. Edward
Brennan Signed by the testator as and for his last will and testament
in our presence, who in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of
each other, have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses. Edmund
ONeil F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)