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Estate of Patrick McDonald 1888
In the name of God Amen I Patrick McDonald of Portugal Cove Road in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Farmer being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare as and for my last will and testament this paper writing I bequeath unto my son Martin McDonald eight acres of land now in his possession and occupied by him with the dwelling house thereon - I bequeath to Peter McDonald my son eight acres of land from my fence to James ??? and joining Martin McDonald's and John MacDonald's land and Br???s ?atte also the stable and barn joining each other belonging to me - John McDonald is to have the remainder of the land now in his possession and occupied by him and ??? horse carts and catamaran and my two cows The house I live in I also bequeath to John McDonald as also the horses stable also the household furniture. I appoint Martin McDonald and James Walsh executors of this my last will and Testament - and I revoke all other wills by me and declare this to be my last will and
and testament - Signed Published and Declared as and for my last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned and in the presence of each other having been first read over and explained to Patrick McDonald - Dated at Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland this twenty third day of June A.D. 1887 -
?. J. Par???
In the matter of the
Petition of Martin McDonald
DJos Greene for Exe's
To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable Judges thereof
The Petition of Martin McDonald of Saint Johns Farmer
That Petitioners father Patrick McDonald late of Saint Johns aforesaid farmer died at that place on the fourth day of May last past having made and executed the paper writing hereto annexed as and for his last will and testament That under said will petitioner and one James Walsh are appointed executors
In the Supreme Court
Sworn before me at his
Geo. I. Adams
Sworn before me at James Walsh
Geo. I. Adams
In the matter of the Estate
Petition for Probate
to be granted to Martin McDonald
Greene Proctor for Petitioner
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of Patrick McDonald late of Saint Johns in the Central District of Newfoundland, Farmer deceased
You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you: and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said Patrick McDonald Deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of two thousand five hundred dollars.
So help you God
Sworn before me at St. John's his
Geo. I. Adams
Estate of Patrick McDonald
Estate sworn under $2500.00
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Sworn before me at St.
Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday December 25, 2017)
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