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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Michael Mahon
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 99-100 probate
Last Will and Testament of
Michael Mahon of St. John's
This is the last will and testament of me Michael
Mahon, of Saint John's in the island of Newfoundland farmer.
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
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
(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
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