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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anastatia Mahon


Will of Anastatia Mahon
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 59 to 61 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Anastatia Mahon       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Anastatia Mahon of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow, and I hereby revoke all former wills made by me. I appoint John J. Flannery of St. John's aforesaid, Clerk of the Peace, executor of this my will. I bequeath unto my said executor the sum of Forty dollars to be spent in masses for the repose of my soul. I bequeath to my son, Michael Mahon, the farm I now occupy, and all the farming stock and implements, and furniture thereon and therein at the time of my death, except such farming stock and implements, and furniture as I shall have given to any person during my lifetime. I bequeath all moneys belonging to me and of which I shall die possessed to my said executor to be by him divided equally among my daughters living at my death. I devise and bequeath to my son, Richard Mahon, all that part of Friendly Hall farm which I have leased to him during my lifetime to be held by him as long as he shall live, and at his death to be divided among his children. I bequeath all the residue of my estate to my said daughters living at the time of my death.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November Anno Domini nineteen hundred and one Anastatia her x mark Mahon.
Signed by the said Anastatia Mahon as her last will, in the presence of us, who, in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses after the same had been first read over & explained to said Anastatia Mahon.   E.P. Morris   W.R. Warren.

In the name of God Amen I Anastatia Mahon do make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will and testament.

  • First I give devise and bequeath to my four daughters Mary Ann Margaret Elizabeth and Bride the proceeds of the sale of my property on Portugal cove Road known as Friendly Hall which I direct my executor hereinafter named to sell either this fall or next spring but in case he cannot sell for good value at that time my said executor may let the property for a period not exceeding three or five years and divide the rent so received between my said four daughters in equal shares.
  • Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Richard two cows and to my son Michael three cows.
  • Thirdly I will and direct that my son Michael Mahon out of the money which he owes me shall pay the wages of the boy employed on the farm for this year otherwise he must pay the amount of the said indebtedness to my executor hereinafter named for the benefit of my estate.
  • Fourthly I direct my executor hereinafter named to sell the hay and crops on my Friendly Hall lands and I give and devise the proceeds of the said sale to my four daughters above named.
  • Fifthly I give and bequeath to my sons Michael and Richard my ploughs barrows and farming tools and implements to be used jointly between them each allowing the other to use them as he may require
  • Sixthly I give devise and to my daughter Elizabeth Skinner the parlor side of the house I now occupy for a term of fifteen years from the date of my death and I direct that she pay therefor the sum of ten dollars a year to my son Michael to whom I have bequeath the said house.
  • Seventh I give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Elizabeth Skinner the following articles of household furniture, Table in the parlor, easy chair, picturers what not, all in the parlor also the couch in the parlor and the good sideboard in the parlor.
  • Eighth I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. John Walsh to be the executor of this my will.
  • Ninth I hereby confirm the will which was made for me by Mr. E. P. Morris in all other respects.

I ask my children to have no variance or disagreement amongst themselves. - Anastatia her x mark Mahon.
Signed published and declared as and for a codicil to her last will and testament by the said testatrix in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses this 15th day of August 1905 Having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix James M. Kent    John his x mark Walsh.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Anastatia Mahon deceased
End D.M.B.      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
August 7/06
Chief Justice
admt. C.t.a.
granted to
William Rowe
on the 9th
August A.D.
Edm. Berrigan
Rt Kenney
Estate sworn
at $3060.00



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 (November 25, 2002)

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