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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James O'Donnell


Will of James O'Donnell
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 442-444 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
James O’Donnell of Rockwell College, Cashel
County Tipperary in Ireland
Gentleman deceased

      In the name of God Amen I James O’Donnell at present of Rockwell College Cashel Co. Tipperary Ireland, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner following that is to be.

  • To my Executors hereafter named will and bequeath the sum of Five hundred pounds sterling or Twenty four hundred dollars to my nephew Richard O’Connell Ballingeny or Ballyalans Cahie Co Tipperary Ireland and one hundred pound sterling to his daughter Mary Josephine O’Donnell (my Godchild) for her Education
  • To my niece Mary Francis O’Donnell Presentation Convent Carrick on Lim Twenty five pounds sterling
  • To my niece Mrs John McKenna (Bridget Dempsey) residing in 4251 A. N. Market St. Louis Mo. U.S.A. one thousand dollars for the education of her children
  • To Mrs. William Teirney (Mary O’Connor) Chamberlains town Cahie Co. Tipperary Two hundred pounds sterling And to her son Francis (my Godchild) one hundred pounds sterling for his Education.
  • To Ellen O’Connor Presentation Convent Maynorth Sister Ignatius one hundred pounds sterling.
  • To Margaret O’Connor Two hundred pounds sterling.
  • To Francis O’Connor Clouliffe College one hundred and fifty pounds sterling.
  • To William O’Connor Rockwell College Two hundred pounds sterling.
  • To David J. O’Connor All Hallows College Fifty pounds sterling.
  • To Mary Bernard O’Donnell Presentation Convent Witless Bay N F Land Twenty five pounds.
  • To Ellen O’Donnell Sister Maria Louise de le Croix Saint Josephs Convent de Cluney (Golseidhere North Frace) Fifty pounds.
  • To Mrs Vincent O’Donohgue Mercy Convent Belvidere Twenty five pounds.
  • To Rev Mother (for the time being) Mercy Convent Belvidere for the orphans one hundred pounds cy.
  • To Rev Mother Mercy Convent Millitary Road fifty pounds Cy.
  • To the Benevolent Irish Society St. John’s N.F.L.D. one hundred pounds Cy (at interest) to pay my yearly dues the balance to go for prizes for the boys Saint Vincent de Paul Society (men) one hundred pounds Cy. St. Vincent de Paul (Ladies) fifty pounds cy.
  • To Rockwell College Church Cashel Co. Tipey. One hundred pounds stg.
  • To the Superior Rockwell College Cashel Co. Tippy. for masses for my soul and the souls of the faithful departed one hundred pounds stg.
  • To the Superior Mount Millnay Abbey Co. Waterford fifty pounds stg for masses for the repose of souls of the faithful departed.
  • To Mrs Michael O’Donnell (Bridget O’Connor) Reachestown Ardfinnan Co. Tippery. Two hundred pounds sterling.

I will and bequeath to the College of Rockwell Cashel Co Tippery my fee simple landed property in Belvidere St. John’s N.F.L.D. (value in rent for $102.07) agent James M. Kent Esq Q.C. for the education or part thereof of one of my next akin and should Rockwell College cease to be, the above yearly amount is to be transferred to the College of Mount Millway Co. Waterford Balance of cash remaining to be applied for the education of my next akin in Rockwell or other Institution of Education.
I hereby nominate and appoint my friends the Honorable Judge Little and James D. Ryan Esq both of St. John’s N.F.L.D. executors to this my last will and Testament revoking all former and other wills by me made. In witness whereof I have herein subscribed my name this 30th day of June 1897. (Sgd) James O’Donnell witness (sgd) Richard Dooley C SL (sgd) Thomas Kennedy

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

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
G H. Emerson
granted to
Hon J. I. Little
& J. D. Ryan
the Exors.
Jan. 27: 1898
sworn under
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