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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(O)
Johanna O'Connell

 

Will of Johanna O'Connell
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 440-442 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Johanna O’Connell of St. John’s
widow deceased

      I Johanna O’Connell of St. John’s widow declare this to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me made.
1. I direct that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.
2. I give and bequeath to Patrick O’Connell now residing at Maynard in the United States of America the sum of one hundred dollars.
3. I give and bequeath to my brother-in-law William Duggan of St. John’s the sum of Three hundred dollars.
4. I give and bequeath to my niece Minnie Duggan daughter of said William Duggan the sum of fifty dollars
5. I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Joseph Brennan daughter of James Brennan the sum of Two hundred dollars.
6. I give and bequeath to my niece Katie Francis Brennan daughter of James Brennan the sum of fifty dollars.
7. I give and bequeath to my sister Bridget wife of James Brennan my house on Duggan Street In Trust to hold the same for the purposes following that is to say to apply the rental from year to year of the upstairs tenement after the payment of one half the ground rent and taxes payable upon the whole house or land upon which it is situate to the maintenance and support of the said Katie Francis Brennan until she shall have attained the age of twenty one years and to apply the rental from year to year of the downstairs tenement thereof after payment of the other half of the ground rent and taxes payable upon the whole house or land as aforesaid to the maintenance and support of the said Mary Joseph Brennan until she shall have attained the age of twenty one years. And I direct that when the said Katie Francis shall have attained the age of twenty one years the upstairs tenement of said house shall be assigned to her and that when the said Mary Joseph Brennan shall have attained the age of twenty one years the downstairs tenement shall be assigned to her And I further direct that when the said tenements shall have been assigned as aforesaid the ground rent and taxes upon the whole house and land shall be equally borne by the said Katie Francis and Mary Joseph or their assigns.
8. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Dean Ryan of St. Patrick’s the sum of fifty dollars as a personal legacy.
9. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Dean Ryan aforesaid the sum of fifty dollars for charitable purposes to be distributed by him at his discretion.
10. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Dean Ryan aforesaid the sum of forty dollars for a Requiem High Mass for the repose of my soul and also the sum of twenty dollars for other masses for the same object.
11. I give and bequeath to Mary O’Connell now residing with her father at Maynard aforesaid the sum of Two hundred dollars
12. I give and bequeath to my sister Bridget wife of James Brennan all my right title and interest in and to that piece or parcel of land with the dwelling house thereon situate at the junction of Casey’s Street and New Gower Street and numbered 110 together with the residue of my Estate To Hold the said land and dwelling house unto her for during and unto the full end and term by the lease of the said land demised
I hereby appoint William Duggan aforesaid sole Executor of this my last will and Testament.
Dated at St. John’s October 17th A.D. 1898. (Sgd) Johanna O’Connell Signed published and declared by the Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses (sgd) Arthur W. Knight. (Sgd) Edward Devereux

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Johanna O’Connell deceased

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
G. A. Emerson
J.
Probate
granted to
Wm Duggan
the Exor.
Dated
Novr 10: 1898
Estate
sworn under
$3,500.00

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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