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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Michael Mahon


Will of Michael Mahon
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 99-100 probate year 1901

Last Will and Testament of
Michael Mahon of St. John's
Farmer deceased.

      This is the last will and testament of me Michael Mahon, of Saint John's in the island of Newfoundland farmer.
First it is my will that after my death the property owned by me and known as "Friendly Hall" situate on the Old Cove road shall be sold by my executors hereinafter mentioned and the proceeds of the sale or sales shall be divided as follows the sum of fifty pounds currency, to each of my daughters namely Mary Ann Margaret Ann Catherine Bridget Elizabeth and Agnes and the balance to my wife to be paid to her for her sole and absolute use and benefit It being my will and desire that the above amounts to my daughters shall not be paid them until the youngest shall have attained the age of twenty one years or upon the marriage of either of my said daughters then such legacy to be immediately paid to her. It is also my desire that should my executors think that my selling the said property of Friendly Hall at any time that the price offered was less than the value of the same I hereby give them authority and authorize them to keep over the sale of such property until such time as they may deem best for the said purpose dividing meanwhile the profits arising out of the said property in the same manner and in the same proportions as the proceeds of the sale are above divided amongst my said wife and children.
Secondly I devise and bequeath unto my said wife - Anastatia Mahon that property at present occupied by me situate on the Old Cove Road and purchased by me from one John Stantiford with all buildings and erections thereon and all the furniture in the dwelling house and outhouses and all the farm stock including horses cattle etc for her sole and absolute use and benefit.
Thirdly I devise and bequeath to my two sons Michael and Richard that farm about four acres in extent situate on the Cove Road west and adjoining the property of one Mrs Whiteford jeweller, and purchased by me from one James Butler, for their sole and absolute use and benefit.
I hereby appoint Patrick Leary John Brennan and Edward P. Morris executors of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name by affixing my mark at Saint John's aforesaid this thirty first day of December Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty five. (Sgd) Michael his x mark Mahon. Signed by the said testator by affixing his mark (having been first read over and explained) as 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 hands as witnesses. (Sgd) Patrick Leary. (Sgd) John his x mark Brennan (sgd) Edward P. Morris

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Michael Mahon deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo H. Emerson
granted on the
7th day of Oct.
1901 to E. P. Morris
surviving executor
value of
Est. $6350.00



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