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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Patrick Duggan
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 563-564
probate year 1927
PATRICK DUGGAN. DECEASED.
In the name of God Amen.
I Patrick Duggan farmer
of Holyrood North Arm feeling very weak and infirm but of perfect mind
and memory and knowing its appointed for all men once to die do make
this my last will and testament. And as touching such worldly estate
as it hath pleased God to grant me with I give devise and bequeath
of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and
bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth
to be buried in decent Christian burial ground at the discretion of
my executor. I give and bequeath all my property which I possess viz
House Barn Cellar and Outhouses land and all utensils in the following
manner and form. All my land situated at North Arm Holyrood and bounded
as follows W. by the Railway S. by the main road N. W & S.W by Crown Land. Also
that portion of land situated S.W from the Railway This is to be divided
equally between my two sons Alphonsus and James.
Alphonsus should he
desire to build on the property he can have his choice as to location.
The House Barn and Cellar is to be occupied by both of them Alphonsus to have free access to the above mentioned just as long as he desires
and should he require to build a house James is to assist him in every
way as far as possible. Should Alphonsus so wish to build for himself
the dwelling house then becomes the property of James. It is to be distinctly
understood that in the event of Alphonsus not occupying
the house he cannot put any other person in the house as a tenant or
Should any Cattle remain on the place after my death they
are to be divided between my sons above named and my daughter Ellen
O’Brien is to
have a heifer calf. Also my daughter Mary should she return and need
shelter she is to have such in the house and not be molested by anyone.
To my sons Thomas and Mike they are to receive one dollar each giving
them clear acquittance. Should Alphonsus or James desire to sell their
respective shares they may do so to one another or either of their brothers
or sisters. Should Alphonsus not come to live on the place James is to
have full control but have to be assisted by Alphonsus to keep the property
in thorough repair. All utensils at present in the dwelling are to be
left in there and they are both to keep and support me until the day
of my death but should they fail to comply I am at liberty to dispose
of my property for my upkeep.
Signed PATRICK his
X mark DUGGAN
I hereby appoint R. J. Kennedy to be
As witness whereof we hereunto set our
hands and seals dated this 19th day of March One thousand nine
hundred and thirteen. 1913.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to Roger J.
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