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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Hannon

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Mary Hannon
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 551 & 552 probate year 1848

In re
     Mary Hannon       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, This is the last will and testament of me Mary Hannon of Saint John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Relict of the late Andrew Hannon of Saint John's aforesaid Dealer deceased, and first I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Dunsterfill daughter of James Dunsterfill my brother all that piece or parcel of land situate on Cochrane Street in the Town of Saint John's aforesaid and held under lease by me from John Ellis for a tern of nine hundred and ninety nine years and bearing date the thirtieth day of March A.D. 1846 together with the messuage or dwelling house and outhouse situate thereon to hold to her the said Mary Dunsterfill her heirs executors administrators and assigns for and during and unto the full end and term of nine hundred and ninety nine years and five months and in case the said Mary Dunsterfill should die unmarried and without issue then to my nephew John Dunsterfill son of the said James Dunsterfill to hold to the said John Dunsterfill his heirs executors and administrators for the remainder of the said term then to come and unexpired If said John Dunsterfill should die unmarried and without lawful issue then to Bridget Dunsterfill daughter of the said James Dunsterfill to hold to her the said Bridget Dunsterfill her heirs executors administrators and assigns for the remainder of the said term then to come of and in the said premises.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my brother James Dunsterfill all my right title and interest in and to a certain mortgage made between John Ryan the elder of the one part and the said Andrew Hannon deceased of the other part and which said mortgage was by deed of assignment bearing the date the first day of July A.D. 1847 from Edward Mortimer Archibald Administrator of the estate and effects of the said Andrew Hannon assigned to me as a portion of my distributive share of the said estate and which said assignment is attached to the said mortgage and also all my personal goods and effects household furniture and clothing of which I may die possessed at the time of my death and all money or monies which may be to my credit at the time of my death or the bonds of the Bank of British North America at Saint John's aforesaid after deducting thereout the expenses of my funeral and such sum as may be payable for the celebration of a High Mass and Office for the repose of my soul.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint George Pender of Saint John's aforesaid Cooper and William Walsh of said place Merchant executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said Mary Hannon to this my last will and testament have set my hand and seal this ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty sven. Mary her X mark Hannon (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Hannon as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us being first read over and explained. Geo. Jas Hogsett.   John Mayer.    Catherine Murphy.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Mary Hannon from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 156 to 159 probate year 1848.

In the name of God! Amen. This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Hannon of Saint Johns in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Relict of the late Andrew Hannon of Saint Johns aforesaid. Dealer, Deceased.
And first I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary Dunsterfill Daughter of James Dunsterfill my brother, all that piece or parcel of land situate on Cochrane Street in the Town of Saint Johns aforesaid and held under lease by me from John Ellis, for a tern of nine hundred and ninety nine years. And bearing date the thirtieth day of March A.D. 1846. together with the Messuage or Dwelling house and outhouse situate thereon to hold to her the said Mary Dunsterfill her heirs executors adms. and assigns for and during and unto the full end and term of nine hundred and ninety seven years and five months and in case the said Mary Dunsterfill should die unmarried and without issue, then to my nephew John Dunsterfill son of the said James Dunsterfill for the remainder of the said term then to come. And if said John Dunsterfill die unmarried and without leaving lawful issue then to Bridget Dunsterfill to hold to her the said Bridget Dunsterfill her heirs executors or administrators and assigns for the remainder of the said term then to come of and in the said premises.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my brother James Dunsterfill all my right title and interest in and to a certain mortgage made between John Ryan the elder of the one part and the said Andrew Hannon deceased of the other part. And which said mortgage was by deed of assignment bearing the date the 1st day of July A.D. 1847 from Edward Mortimer Archibald, Administrator of the estate and effects of the said Andrew Hannon assigned to me as a portion of my administrative share of the said estate, and which said assignment is attached to the said mortgage, and also all my personal goods and effects household furniture and clothing of which I may be possessed at the time of my death, or money or monies which may be to my credit at the time of my death on the books of the Bank of British North America at St Johns aforesaid after deducting therefrom the expenses of my funeral and such sum as may be payable for the celebration of a High Mass and Office for the repose of my soul.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint George Pender of St Johns, aforesaid, Cooper and William Walsh of said place, Merchant, Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I the said Mary Hannon, to this my last Will and Testament have set my hand and seal this ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty sven. Mary Hannon her mark (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Hannon as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us being first read over and explained. George Jas Hogsett.   John Maher. And Catherine Murphy.

Newfoundland. In the Supreme Court.
Personally appeared before me on the sixth day of May A.D. 1848. William Walsh one of the Executors named in the foregoing will and did freely and volunterally renounce the burden of the execution thereof by him. Wm. Walsh ~
Charles Simms Chief Clerk and Registrar.
In the Supreme Court.
In the matter of the Will of Mary Hannon Widow deceased - George Jas Hogsett of St Johns. Barrister at law a subscribing witness to the execution of the within Will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see Mary Hannon the Testatrix duly sign (by putting her mark thereto) Seal Publish and Declare the same as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of John Maher and of Catherine Murphy the other subscribing witnesses thereto and this Deponent further saith that the said paper writing was read over and explained to the said Testatrix, and that the same was fully understood by her. And lastly that at the time of so signing her said Will the said Testarix was of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding to the best of Deponents judgement and belief. George Jas Hogsett.
Sworn before me at Saint Johns the 13th day of May A.D. 1848 ~ George Anderson Comss. Of Affts.

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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