Will of John Joseph Costello
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 414-415
probate year 1908
John Joseph Costello deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me, John Joseph Costello, of Saint John’s, Master
1. I direct that all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses (including
cost of Headstone), be first paid our of my estate.
2 I give my Dwelling
House on Cuddihy Street to my wife Elizabeth Costello, and my daughter Gertrude,
and my son William, in equal shares.
3. I give and bequeath
to my daughter Margaret Costello of Brooklyn the sum of $800.00
(which legacy shall not abate in the event of my leaving insufficient moneys
to pay all my debts and the legacies hereby bequeathed).
4. I give to my daughter
Frances Costello, at present of Brooklyn in the United States of America $300.00:
and to my daughter Mary Dalton of Brooklyn aforesaid, $100.00.
5 All the rest, residue, and remainder of my property, estate and effects I
bequeath to my said daughter Margaret.
6. In the event of
either of any of my said daughters, Frances, Mary and Margaret,
predeceasing me, the moneys, property, and effects bequeathed to her or those
so predeceasing me shall go to the survivors or survivor of them.
7. I appoint
Joseph Roper of Saint John’s, watchmaker; and Thomas
Redmond of the same place, Tinsmith,
Executors of this my will. Witness my hand at Saint John’s aforesaid,
this 12th day of July A.D. 1907 John Costello Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will
and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and
in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses. W.O’D. Kelly July 12/07 Margt.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)