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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Doran
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 176-177
probate year 1910
William Doran deceased.
In the name of God Amen I William
Doran of Outer Cove do make publish and declare this as and
for my last will and testament
First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses be paid as soon as convenient after my deceased
Secondly. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Jane
Doran all my lands
houses stages flakes and fishing property and all other property of every
kind of which I may die possessed for and during her natural life and
after her death I give devise and bequeath all my said lands houses stages
flakes and fishing property and all other property of every kind of which
I may die possessed to my three sons John Michael and Richard to
have and to hold the same jointly - It is my will and pleasure that my
said sons carry on the fishery together as they have heretofore done
jointly with myself. Amongst the properties which I have bequeathed to
my said sons I have included the property on the
north side of Outer Cove which has been transferred by Margaret
Doran to my said son Michael Doran It being my will and desire that all the
property including that on the north side be enjoyed by my said sons
equally and I do will and direct that should my said son Michael not
be satisfied to allow the said property on the north side of Outer Cove
to be divided as aforesaid then he shall not be entitled to any part
or share of my said lands houses stages flakes or fishing property or
of any other property of which I may die possessed save to one third
part of the small stage on the south side of the river at Outer Cove,
all his right to the rest of my property or to any share therein shall
be forfeited and the same shall thereupon become and be the property
of my other two sons John and Richard to
be enjoyed by them jointly as aforesaid.
Third. It is my will and desire
that my son Patrick who is at present and has for some time past been
in Newark New Jersey in the United States when ever he returns to Outer
Cove shall have a home for himself with my son Richard so
long as he shall remain in Outer Cove -
Fourth I hereby nominate and
appoint my son John Doran and my friend Walter
Power of Outer Cove to
be the executors of this my will, and lastly I hereby revoke annul and
declare void all other and former wills made by me, William Doran.
Signed published and declared as and for his last will and testament
Doran in our presence who in his presence and at his request
and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as
witnesses at Outer Cove this 5th day of March A.D. 1907. The
same having been first read over and explained to the said William
Doran the word
Walter Power being interlined on the 12th line
of page 2. James M. Kent Walter
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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