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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Martin Clooney
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 229-231
probate year 1911
Martin Clooney deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Martin Clooney of St. John’s Farmer. I give devise and bequeath
to my beloved sons Gregory and William all my farm land surrounding my
house in which I live together with all my cows horses poultry etc and
all farm utensils carts carriages catamaran Hay and oats except one of
the horses and one long car with harness complete which I give and bequeath
to my son Thomas to have and to hold for ever and to have free use of
one of Stables to Shelter his horse in for as long as he remains sober
and industrious but should he Thomas become reckless in getting drunk
and giving annoyance he shall have to leave the premises when told to
do so by his brother Gregory and him alone will only have power to remove
him from the premises I do further give to my son Thomas half my farm
land situate on the White Hills road adjoining Geo Cooks property
in all on or about three and a half acres
I give and bequeath
to my son John a piece of land which is also situate on the White Hills
road as a building lot this land adjoins the property of “Connors” Johns share to be when measured Thirty feet frontage by seventy feet rearage.
If this plot of land don’t suit John his brother Gregory must give
him a similar building site below the house I now live in
other lands belonging to me is to be equally divided between my sons
Gregory and William except the land
on which my house is built on This piece as well as the house I will
equally divide between my beloved daughter Martha Heale wife of Samuel
Heale farmer and my beloved daughter Johanna
I also give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Johanna. And I also give
and bequeath to my beloved daughter Johanna my Goods and household furniture
which I own except the beds and bed clothing now used by her Brothers
Thomas Gregory and William. To strictly and lawfully conform to my wishes
of this my last will and Testament it will be compulsory for my sons
Gregory and William to deposit after my death each year Five dollars
cash in the Government Savings Bank and continue to do so untill my beloved
grand daughter Mary Heale daughter of Samuel
and Martha Heale of St.
John’s attains the age of Twenty
one years the full deposited to be handed to her by my executor hereinafter
named and should my grand - daughter Mary Heale die before she reaches
the age of Twenty one years. They my sons Gregory and William will continue
to deposit in said Bank the sum of Five dollars each every year untill
my beloved Grandson Harold Heale son of Samuel
Heale and Martha Heale of St. John’s attains the age of Twenty one years then the whole
sum deposited with interest becomes the property of the said Harold
also ask my sons Gregory and William to be kind to my beloved nephew
Martin Clooney son of my late Brother John Clooney and
to never see him hungry or cold while they both have a shelter to give
I appoint my son Gregory Clooney of St. John’s
executor of this my will dated at St. John’s February 13th day A.D.
1911 and should there be any monies left after my lawfull Bills are paid
by my Executor I hereby devise and bequeath all remaining money to my
beloved daughter Johanna Clooney as her personal property Martin
his x mark Clooney Signed by the
said Testator in presence of John P Grace Collector St John’s
Municipal Council witness John Eagan
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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