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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Timothy O'Leary


Will of Timothy O'Leary
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 104-105 probate year 1925

In re

This is the last Will and testament of me Timothy O’Leary of Small Point in the Electoral District of Bay de Verde, Fisherman.

      I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I appoint Richard Fahey of Small Point Executor of my will.

      I give to my son Jeremiah O’Leary the land and property given him when he started life. This includes the garden known as Corbetts bounded on the West by John Hayden’s land, on the North by Mark King’s land, the remainder bounded by the Clift and the land on which his house stands and what he present occupies. I also give him a strip of hay land bounded on the east by R. Southwell’s land on the south by public road on the west by uncleared land and separated by a ridge of uncleared land, on the north by uncleared land and runs on a straight line with Southwells corner stake. I give him in addition to above a piece of uncleared land bounded as follows On the North by his cabbage garden, on the east and south by land he now occupies on the west by slide path and runs on straight line with corner stake of his cabbage garden, on the east by public road. The part of my fishing room which he at present occupies and all the land I own to the South of it. If my son Jeremiah should die before his wife the land is not to be sold or disposed of in any way clear of his own children. If his wife should marry again she is to be deprived of all right to the land.

      I give to my three grandsons Richard O’Leary, William John O’Leary, and Ronald O’Leary the remainder of my property this includes dwelling house barn and all other outhouses, Cattle, Sheep, horse all farming implements also all the land not otherwise specified to be equally divided amongst them. I also give them the part of the fishing room I at present occupy and all the unoccupied land I own to the north of it.

      I Timothy O’Leary wish for my daughter-in-law Dora O’Leary to use and enjoy above said property until her death. In case she should marry again she will be deprived of this right.

I give the land bed and bedding which I now use to my grandson Richard O’Leary. I give to my three grandchildren Richard, William John and Ronald O’Leary One hundred and Fifty Dollars $150.00 each deposited in Bank of Nova Scotia Western Bay in their mother’s Dora O’Leary’s trust.

      I give to my four daughters Mary, Bridget, Catherine and Johanna. Ten Dollars each $10.00. This money is to be paid them from amount of One hundred and fifty dollars $150.00 which I have deposited in Bank of Nova Scotia Western Bay in my daughter in laws name Dora O’Leary’s trust. Thirty dollars of this money go for Masses for me. The balance is to erect a headstone and defray funeral expenses.

      In case the interest on the $150.00 deposited in Dora O’Leary’s trust is not withdrawn before my death this it will also go for Masses for me also any amount that would be left over after paying my funeral expenses etc.


witnesses    T.P. King
                   Richard Fahey

Upper Small Pt
      June 26th 1920

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Richard
March 30/25
Estate sworn
at $612.50



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