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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Hogan


Will of William Hogan
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 168 & 169 probate year 1833

In re
     William Hogan       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I William Hogan of the Town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Fish Culler being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God, and my body I recommend to earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,
First I give and bequeath to my son James all my right title and interest in the waterside premises stores buildings and erections thereon now in his occupation situate lying and being in Maggotty Cove in St. John's aforesaid, held under lease by me from Mary Stripling to hold the same unto the said James Hogan his heirs executors administrators or assigns during the time of my interest therein, Also I give and bequeath to the said James one best chest of drawers, and my best looking glass, I give and bequeath to my son William all my right, title and interest in the ground and buildings now in the occupacy of William Murch Furlong and Martin Reardigan, together with the vacant ground to the eastward of the said William Murch and adjoining thereto being about eighteen feet in front and fifty five feet from front to rear
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas all my right title and interest in the houses ground and premises occupied by Mathew Cranford & John Glody, also the house ground and premises in the rear occupied by Keefe, also one feather bed & bedding, a good bedstead and a watch.
I give and bequeath to my sons James, William and Thomas Hogan all my right title and interest in the ground and premises with all buildings and erections thereon now in the occupacy of William Parker, Patrick Collins Patrick Kough, Danniel Devine, Laurence Burke, Nathaniel Woodley, James Condon and Michl Grace, together with my right title and interest in the ground and premises I now live in and also the ground and premises in the occupacy of James Loughlin, to be equally divided between them the ground rent to Mary Stripling of Fifty pounds per annum (nevertheless) shall be paid by the said James Hogan Wm. Hogan and Thomas Hogan their heirs ex'x, admx or assigns equally between them out of the rents or profits of the said premises occupied by the aforesaid Wm. Parker, Patk Collins, Patk Kough, Danl Devine, Lauce Burke & Nathl Woodley And it is also my will should Almighty God call upon one or either of my sons James Hogan Wm. Hogan or Thomas Hogan, to depart this life without children lawfully begotten or to begotten then their or his share in all and every of the aforesaid lands messuages and tenements respectively to them, shall become the property of the surviving children.
I give and bequeath to the Reverend Doctor Fleming ten pounds. To the Revd Edward Troy three pounds. To the Nunnery Fifteen pounds and to the Benevolent Irish Society One pound to be paid in currency immediately after my interment exclusive of all other demands. The remainder of all my effects household furniture cash goods property and chattels whatsoever to be equally divided between the said James Hogan Willm Hogan and Thomas Hogan their heirs ex'x admrx and assigns. And I also appoint the said James Hogan, Willm Hogan and Thomas Hogan executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me in any wise made,
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John's aforesaid this twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Wm. Hogan (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of the said executors and in presence of the said witnesses. Patk Doutney.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 (February 18, 2003)

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