Will of John Hennessey
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 304 probate
John Hennessey deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me, John Hennessey, of St. John’s, in the Island
of Newfoundland, Mechanic, made this 18th day of May. A.D. 1907.
1. I appoint James O’Neill, of St. John’s aforesaid,
Keeper, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all
other and former wills that may have been made by me.
2. I give,
devise and bequeath unto my niece Maggie Brazil, wife of Frederick
of St. John’s, the house numbered 14. Henry Street, and the land
adjoining the same, including the archway, or passageway, leading to the
back of the said house.
3. I give, devise and bequeath unto my
two nieces Alice O’Neill and Agnes O’Neill, daughters of James
O’Neill, the house and land number 12. Henry Street,
give, devise and bequeath to my niece May Hennessey the piece
of land adjoining the land on which the house numbered 12. Henry Street, stands,
and to the north of the said house. To Hold the said houses and land unto the
said parties for ever.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed
my hand at St. John’s aforesaid, the day and year first above written
X His mark John Hennessey signed by the said testator, by
affixing his mark, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence
of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other,
have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses. (The same having been first
read over and explained to the said testator, and seemingly fully understood
by him) Patrick J. O’Neil Margret Sullivan
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July. 2. 07
July 5. 07