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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Funcheon


Will of John Funcheon
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 415 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
John Funcheon of St. John’s
Yeoman deceased

In the Name of God, Amen, I, John Funcheon of St. John’s Yeoman, make this as and for my last Will and Testament After the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Joanna all the lands goods and chattels of which I shall die possessed or entitled to.
I appoint Patrick J. Scott of St. John’s Queens Counsel Executor of this will. Dated at St. Johns' in the Central District of Newfoundland this 2nd day of June A.D. 1892

John X his mark Funcheon

Signed and declared as and for his last Will and Testatment by the testator John Funcheon making his mark thereto after the same had been read over and explained to him in the presence of us who at the request and in the presence of the testator and of each other sign as attesting witnesses.
Patrick J. Scott
Clara Funchion

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Funcheon deceased

D. M. Browning

In the margin next to this will the following
Jos I Little
granted to
P.J. Scott
the Exor
Dated June 8:1898
Sworn under


In The Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. John's
To Wit : I Patrick J. Scott of St. John's
One of Her Majesty's Counsel

Do swear that I believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of John Funcheon late of St. John's aforesaid, Yeoman deceased. I do further swear that I will pay all Debts and Legacies of the said deceased so far as his goods shall extend, and the law shall bind me, and that I will exhibit a full, true and perfect Inventory of all and every goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when I shall be lawfully called thereto. And I do further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credtts and Effects of the said John Funcheon, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judegment and belief, amount to the value of Two Thousand dollars.
So help me God.

Patrick J. Scott

Sworn before me, at St.John's
This 8th day of June A.D. 1898
Gno. J Aoaws
Commission of Affidavits
Supreme Court

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

To Wit:
I Patrick J. Scott of St. John's, aforesaid, One of her Majestys Counsel make oath and say that on the 2nd day of June AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety-two at St. John's I was present and did see John Funcheon late of St. John's Yeoman the Testator named in the paper writing hereunto annexed, marked A, duly sign, (by making his mark) publish and declare the said annexed paper writing, as and for his last Will and Testament in my presence and in the presence of Clara Funcheon the other subscribing witness thereto. That I and said Clara Funcheon then and there signed our names to such Will as such witnesses, in presence to the said testator and of each other. That previously to the said Will being so signed, as aforesaid, by the said Testator and the said witness, it was read over to, and approved of by, the said Testator in the presence of me and the said Clara Funcheon and at the time of the said Will the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Patrick J. Scott

Sworn before me, at St. John's this 7th day of March A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-eight

Gno J Aoaws
Commissioner of Affidavits
Supreme Court

To the Hou. Jus. J.S.T Carter K. C luly Chief Justice and the Honourabbles JJ Quale and G Euvsou Justices of the Honourable The Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

The petition of Patrick J. Scott of St. John's que of Her Majesties Counsel,
Humbly sheweth,
That testate John Funcheon formerly of St. John's Yeoman, died in the month of August A.D. 1892 having made his last will and testament - hereto annexed whereby he appointed your petitioner sole Executor thereof.
The Estate of Testator at the time of his death consisted of lands and houses of the probable value of sixteen hundred or two thousand dollars.
Probate of said Will has not been hitherto granted nor have lease of administration to testators Estate been hitherto granted.
Your petitioner therefore prays that probate of said Will be granted to him for conduct
St. John's March 9th 1898
P.J. Scott

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. John's

I Patrick J Scott of St. John's aforesaid Que of the her Majestys Counsel make oath and say as follows:

  1. That I was appointed Executor of the late John Funcheon's Estate under the last Will and Testament of the Testator dated the 2nd June 1892.
  2. That I have not interferred with or intermeddled in the affairs of the said Estate.
  3. That I freely and voluntarily renounce my said Executorship

Sworn at St. John's
This 7th day of March A.D. 1898
Patrick J. Scott

Before me     Gno J Aoaws

(Extra written note: ) This renunciation to withdraw and Executor Cousents to carry out the Term of No Will. March 9/98 Gno J Aoaws



Will & Affidavits contributed by Steve Fanning

Margin comments & also the will contributed by Sheila Tiberio & Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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