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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George O'Reilly
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages
447-448 probate year 1916
GEORGE O’REILLY deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I George
O’Reilly of No. 33 Barnes Road St. John’s do make
publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
be paid as soon as possible after my death.
Second I give devise and bequeath all my property goods and effects of
every nature and kind to my wife Mary Ellen O’Reilly to hold the
same during the period of her natural life or until she marry again if
she should do so.
Third On the
death of my wife or upon her marrying again I give devise and bequeath
- (1) To my niece Rose McKenzie wife of
James A. McKenzie all my freehold and unencumbered land and property situate
on and being numbered 31 and 33 Barnes Road St. John’s and occupied
respectively by Thomas J. O’Mara and myself
To my nephew George O’Reilly son of Patrick
J. O’Reilly all
that portion of my land at Butter Point Jersey Side Placentia which was
left to me by my Father the late Patrick O’Reilly
To my said niece Rose McKenzie I give all that portion of my land
at Butter Point Jersey Side Placentia which I bought from my brother
John J. O’Reilly.
To my nephew Thomas O’Reilly son of Patrick
J. O’Reilly all
my land situate at Larkin Pond Jersey Side Placentia
To my nephews George O’Reilly and Thomas
O’Reilly sons of Patrick
J. O’Reilly all my right title and interest in and to that property
being No. 124 Water Street St. John’s occupied by P.J.
O’Reilly and formerly the property of my father the late Patrick
To the Archbishop of St. John’s and his successors in office a debenture
of the colony of Newfoundland for ($500.00) Five hundred dollars to hold
the same in trust to apply the interest received therefrom yearly and every
year for the celebration of low Masses for the repose of my soul and the
souls of my wife Mary Ellen O’Reilly my father and mother and my
niece Rose McKenzie and the event of those named not needing the same then
for the repose of the souls of such of my family as may be most in need
- (7) To the Orphanage Belvidere the sum of
Two hundred and fifty dollars for the benefit of the orphans
To Mount Cashel School of Industry the sum of two hundred and fifty
dollars for the benefit of the orphans
- (9) All the rest residue
and remainder of every kind of property goods and effects I give
to my niece Rose McKenzie
- (10) To my niece Mary Billingsby wife of W.
Billingsby I give the sum of five hundred dollars.
All the bequests above given to my niece Rose McKenzie namely those
numbered (1) (3) and (9) are subject to the following conditions and
limitations namely that in the event of the death of the said Rose
McKenzie leaving a child or children her surviving the same shall thereupon be
and become the property of the said child or children but in the event
of the said Rose McKenzie dying without leaving a child surviving her
then the same shall be divided equally between the then surviving male
children of my brother Patrick J. O’Reilly and shall thereupon be and become the
property of such male children equally.
Fourth I hereby nominate and appoint James
Davis of Job Brothers & Co.
to be the executor of this my will and I hereby bequeath to the said James
Davis the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars as remuneration
for his work as executor. George O’Reilly. Signed
published and declared by the said testator in our presence who in
his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have
hereto subscribed our hands as witnesses at St. John’s this 24th day
of September 1914, J.
M. Kent, H.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
Jas J. Davis
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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