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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John W. Foran
Will of John W. Foran
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 416-417
probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
John W. Foran of St. John’s
Commission Merchant deceased
This is the last will and Testament
of me John W. Foran of St. John’s Commission Merchant.
First I hereby revoke cancel and disallow all former and other wills
by me at any time made and declare this to be my true last will and Testament.
Second. I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
shall be first paid out of my Estate
Third. I appoint my wife Margaret
Foran and my friend the Honorable John Harris of St. John’s
Merchant Executrix and Executor of this my will.
Fourth I give devise
and bequeath to my said Executrix and executor all my estate lands goods
chattels moneys property and effects of every description of which I
shall die possessed upon trust to pay to my said wife Margaret
Foran the yearly income thereof or arising therefrom for and
during her natural life.
Fifth Upon the death of my said wife it is my
wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that my said Executor shall
hold the said estate land goods chattels moneys properties and effects
in trust in the first place to pay out of the yearly income thereof to
each of my three daughters Anna Mary, Margaret Bernard, and Elizabeth the yearly sum of five hundred dollars each during their natural lives
and secondly to pay to my two sons Charles Joseph and Augustine
Edward the remainder of the said yearly income of my said estate land goods
chattels moneys properties and effects excepting the bequest hereinafter
made to Catherine Power in equal shares between them
for and during their natural lives.
Sixth. Upon the death of any of my
said three daughters it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct
that the annuity or yearly sum of five hundred dollars hereinbefore bequeathed
to her shall be paid to the child or children of such deceased daughter.
And that upon the death of any of my said daughters without issue surviving
her it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct that the annuity
or yearly sum of five hundred dollars hereinbefore bequeathed to such
daughter shall be paid by my said executor to such of my children as
shall then be living share and share alike. And upon the deaths of any
of my said sons it is my wish and desire and I hereby will and direct
that the bequest hereinbefore made to him shall be paid by my said Executor
to the child or children of such deceased son and that upon the death
of any of my said sons without issue surviving him it is my wish and
desire and I hereby will and direct that the bequest herein before made
to such deceased son shall be paid by my said Executor to such of my
children as shall then be living share and share alike.
I hereby direct that my said Executor shall pay to my old servant Catherine
Power out of my estate the yearly sum of fifty dollars for and during
her natural life. Witness my hand at St. John’s this First day
of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. (Sgd) John
W. Foran. Signed Published and declared
by the said testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence
who in the presence of the said testator and of each other, all present
at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd)
C. E. Meehan. (Sgd) Charles H. Hutchings.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament
of John W. Foran deceased.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I Little
& Jno Harris
Aug 20: 1898
Page Contributed by Sheila Tiberio, Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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