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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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James John Hennessey

 

Will of James John Hennessey
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 208-209 probate year 1914

In re
      JAMES JOHN HENNESSEY       deceased.

      In the name of God Amen.    I James John Hennessey of Kelligrews in the District of Harbor Main in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman, and Farmer being not very well in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament.     My land south of the main road is to be divided between my sons in the following manner-
First, to my son William John I give and bequeath the land that he now occupies, bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Robert, South by land owned by the late Philip Walsh, East by the river and West by the local road.    Also the land that his dwelling house and other erections are on, bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Azariah South by the main road, East by land I intend giving my son Robert and West by local road or Nugent’s road-
To my son Robert I give the land that he now occupies bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Azariah, South by land I have given his brother William John East by the river and West by local road-    I also give and bequeath to my son Robert the land that his dwelling house and other erections are on, bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Azariah South by the main road East by land I intend giving my son Azariah and West by land I have given his brother William John-
To my son Azariah I give and bequeath the land that he now occupies and the whole of the strip of land from the river to the local road after my death, bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Matthew, South by the land I have given his brother Robert, East by the river and West by local road-    I also give to my son Azariah the land that his dwelling house and other erections are on, bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Matthew, South by the main road, East by land I intend giving my son Matthew and West by his brother Robert’s land     I also give and bequeath to my son Azariah that piece of partly cultivated land bound on the North by land I intend giving my son Matthew, South by land I have given his brother William John and Robert, East by land I intend giving my son Matthew and West by local road.
I give and bequeath to my son Matthew the following property that he is not to take possession of until after the death of his mother if I should die before her and also that he is kind to his imbecil brother Joseph, viz. dwelling house, goods and chattels, stable, cellar, cultivated and uncultivated land, bound on the north by Edward Nugent, South by Philip Dwyer, the main road and a piece of land I have given my son Azariah, East by Nugent’s road and West by local road.    I also give my son Matthew the outside strip of my inside land, bound on the North by Jane Nugent and sons land, South by land I have given his brother Azariah, East by the river and West by the local road.    I also give to my son Matthew all my agricultural implements, carpenters tools, gun and loose gear that I may be possessed of at my death-    And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills and bequests by me in anywise before named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament.    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five-    James John his X mark Hennessey (LS)
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said James John Hennessey (having been first read over) as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses-    Isaac LeDrew,     Francis F. Furneaux, J.P. Commissioner of Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
April 8.1914
Emerson J.
Admn c.t.a.
April 8. 1914
granted to Mathew Hennessey
Surities:
Isaac Lewis
Joseph Nugent
Estate sworn
at $800.00

 

 

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