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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Joseph Corrigan
from Newfoundland will books 9 pages 53-54
probate year 1910
Joseph Corrigan deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of
me Joseph Corrigan of Trepassey in the District of Placentia St. Marys
Fisherman I revoke all former wills at any time heretofore made by me.
My will is that my wife Mary is to be provided as follows. I devise and
bequeath to my wife all my property both real and personal while she
lives, and after her death to go to my sons: as follows. I devise and
bequeath, a piece of ground about one acre more or less situate in the
Dock, between William Molloy’s and ground owned by James
Butler to my son John. I also leave to my son John the House he now occupies
together with garden & outhouses also a garden below the road & 25
yds on the upper side of road half the beach to my son John & other
half to my son James.
The House and garden now in my
son James possession I devise & bequeath to
Seven acres of land on the north side of
north East arm adjoining land owned by Mathew Kennedy I
devise & bequeath
to my son William, nine acres of land at Drift Cove
Powells Head to be equally divided between my sons John & James.
To my son William it
is my will that he shall have a room in the House occupied by John for
Ten years, also the use of the store for the same time viz 10 years.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will this 25th day of January 1902 Joseph
His x mark Corrigan Signed and delivered by
the said Joseph Corrigan as and for his last will & Testament
in the presence of us present at the same time, who in his presence and
at his request, and in presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed
our names as witnesses Ernest Akhurst Mariner William
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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