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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James O’Neil
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 365 probate
JAMES O’NEIL deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me James O’Neil at present of Maddox Cove in the
Island of Newfoundland Fisherman made this thirtieth day of May A.D. 1908. I appoint my daughter Mary
Ellen wife of James Walsh executrix of this my will. I give devise and bequeath all the property of which I shall die possessed
of every description whatsoever to my wife Ellen for her sole
use and benefit during her life and on her death I give devise and bequeath
the same as follows.
First I give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Mary
Ellen that piece of land extending from Mrs. Walshs to Patrick
Hanifords & bounded by the
river also that piece of land situate on the main road and Robert Hanifords lane, also that piece of land containing about twenty acres and situate on
the main road to Lameys adjoining land of the widow Madden & to the north
side of widow Maddens. Also the lower part of
that piece of land situate on the side of the main road and known as turn garden
To hold the said piece of land to my said daughter for ever.
I give devise and bequeath to my son Patrick that piece of land situate on
the lower side of the road & lying between his barn & his dwelling
house also my waterside premises situate at Maddox Cove and adjoining property
of one Patrick Haniford To hold the said properties to the said Patrick
O’Neil for ever.
I give devise and bequeath
to my daughter Bridget Kielley that piece of land situate
on the side of the main road and known as turn garden the upper portion of
the same that is the part fenced to hold the same to my said daughter for ever. In
witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name at Maddox Cove aforesaid
the day and date first above written. Signed by the said testator as his last
will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request & in
the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
the same have been first read over and explained James his X mark O’Neil E.P.
Morris Mary Ellen Walsh.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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