Will of Michael Brennan
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 289-290
probate year 1911
Michael Brennan deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me, Michael Brennan, at present of Kilbride in the
Island of Newfoundland, made this second day of February A.D. 1909.
I appoint my son James Brennan of Water Street West, St. John’s Boot & Shoe
maker executor of this my last will and testament.
2. I give
devise and bequeath unto my said son James Brennan all the property of
every description whatsoever of which I shall die possessed, consisting
of the farm upon which I now reside, also the farm on the other side
of the land purchased by me at one time from J. T. Neville, together
with the buildings on the said farm and all the farming utensils, stock,
furniture, &c &c To Have and To Hold the said farms house, stock,
farming utensils, furniture, &c &c. unto my said son James
for his sole use and benefit for ever: Provided always that this bequest
is on the condition that during the infancy of the three children of
my son Stephen Brennan, now residing with me, that my said son James
Brennan shall support, educate and maintain them until they shall reach
the age of twenty-one years. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed
my hand at St. John’s the day and year first above written Michael
x Brennan Signed by the said testator by affixing his mark as
and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, in his
presence at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto
our names subscribed as witnesses, the same having been first read over
and explained to the said testator the words “by affixing his mark
having been first interlined E.P. Morris M.J Mulcaly.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)