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|Note: This is a transcription of the will of John Larkin, my g-g-grandfather who died in 1890. I transcribed it from the will book microfilm. (Anne-Marie Finn)|
Will of John Larkin
Last Will and Testament
This is the last will and testament of me, John Larkin, of St. John's, Cooper. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Anne Larkin the Dwelling House at present occupied by me together with all my household furniture of every description. I also give and bequeath unto my said wife Anne Larkin the Dwelling Houses on the land held by me under lease from Honourable Hames McLaughlin. To my sons Stephen, John, and Michael and my daughters Mary, wife of Patrick Fennell, Anne, wife of John Daly, and Fanny I give, devise and bequeath the six tenements built on the land held by me under lease from William Campbell to be divided equally between them. To my sons Stephen, John and Michael, I give, devise and bequeath the cooperage owned by me, situate under the houses bequeathed to them and my daughters, together with all my stock in trade and tools of every description to be divided equally between them. If any of my said sons should at any time leave Newfoundland, then their proportional share of the property bequeathed to them shall go to my said wife Anne Larkin. I appoint my brother-in-law, Edward Flynn, Executor of this, my will, January 19, 1890.
John his X mark Larkin
Signed by this said Testator 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 subscribed our names as Witnesses [having been first read over and explained]
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last Will and Testament of John Larkin
Page Contributed & Transcribed by Anne-Marie Finn
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 26, 2003)
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