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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Mahon


Will of Patrick Mahon
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 97 and 98 probate year 1918)

In re Patrick Mahon       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Patrick Mahon Torbay. I hereby revoke all other wills made by me and do will, bequeath devise to my son John Mahon, who now lives with me, all my estate land, dwelling house, outhouses, horse cows etc., and all appurtenances thereto, and after his, my son's death the said estate is to go to his two sons Patrick and William Mahon, if they survive him. If their mother survive their father her sons Patrick and William are to care for and support her from the products of this estate. That my sister, Ann Brien, who now lives with my son, John Mahon, is free to live with him or his heirs and is entitled to be supported by him or them from this estate. That my daughter Elizabeth O'Neill to whom I gave $60 [sixty dollars] for this specific purpose - to have one High Mass for me and my daughter after my death and to have two masses said weekly for my soul and the souls in Purgatory until the remaining money is spent. That my daughter Elizabeth is to return this money to my son who will do exactly as I have stated with the said sum of $60 [sixty dollars]. That two Masses are to be said for my and the souls in Purgatory every year while this estate is held by my heirs. his X mark Patrick Mahon

In witness whereof I Rev. L. Devereaux have hereunto set my hand Signed this 9th day of April 1918. in presence of witnesses and in presence of each other Tuesday April 9th. 1918. Patrick O'Neill and Michael O'Neill.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 7/18
adm cta
May 7/18
granted to
John Mahon
Wm Coady
John Coady
Estate sworn
at $800.00



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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