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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Doyle
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 194-195
probate year 1911
James Doyle deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me James Doyle, Fisherman of Petty Harbor in the Central District
of St. John’s West, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith
it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose
of the same in the following manner and form I give devise and bequeath
to my son William Doyle his heirs and assigns that piece and parcel of
land on which my house is built together with the house situate in Skinners
Hill with garden & stable also the southern half of that piece of
land situate on the Bay Bulls Road on the following condition that he
pay or cause to be paid the amount of Five Dollars to my Daughter Nora
Kiely, Five Dollars to my second Daughter Isabelle and Five Dollars to
my youngest Daughter Minnie
I give demise and bequeath
to my son John R. Doyle the northern half of the aforementioned piece
of land situated on the Bay Bulls Road with the same condition that he
John R. Doyle pay or cause to be paid the amt of Five Dollars $5.00 to
each of my three daughters as in the case of William Doyle mentioned
above I also will that should William
Doyle die leaving no heir then his share
shall go to his brother John R. Doyle
I give demise
and bequeath to my two sons William Doyle and John
R. Doyle all my right
title and interest in and to my fishing property share & share alike I appoint
my two sons William Doyle and John R. Doyle of Petty Harbor Executors
of this my last will and Testament. Signed and declared by me as and
for my last will and testament this Tenth day of January in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven James Doyle this is
my mark Signed and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names
as witnesses Andrew Everard Richard Everard
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
John R. Doyle
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