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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John Joseph O'Reilly
Will of John Joseph O'Reilly
from Newfoundland will books volume 10
pages 565-566 probate year 1917
John Joseph O'Reilly deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me John Joseph O’Reilly of Saint John’s in the Island of
Newfoundland Grocer and Provision Dealer.
1. I give devise and
bequeath all my real and personal property unto and to the use of my wife
Emily Mary O’Reilly for her lifetime or for so long as she shall
2. Upon the death of my said wife or in the
event of her remarriage I give devise and bequeath my said property as
- (a) to my nephew Patrick J. O’Reilly,
son of my deceased brother Edward Alexander O’Reilly, my property
on the Long Pond Road consisting of land dwelling house and appurtenances.
to my nephew John O’Reilly, son of Patrick
J. O’Reilly, my
lands on Kings Road Saint John’s held under lease by one Williams.
to my nephew George O’Reilly, son of Patrick
J. O’Reilly my
land at the corner of Kings Road and Gower Street adjoining that devised
in the last preceding paragraph and now vacant.
to my brothers George O’Reilly his executors, administrators and
assigns, my interest in the premises on Water Street East now occupied
by my brother Patrick J. O’Reilly.
- (e) to such
priest or priests as my wife may appoint, or in default of such
appointment to the Archbishop of Saint John’s for the time being the sum of one
Hundred Dollars for Masses for the repose of my soul.
to my niece Minnie Ryan the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.
to my niece Laura Ryan the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.
the balance or residue of my estate, after payment of the foregoing
devises and bequests, in equal shares to my brothers George O’Reilly, Patrick
J. O’Reilly and Albert W. O’Reilly and my nephew Patrick
J. O’Reilly, son of my deceased brother Edward
In the event of my said brothers or any of them or my said nephew dying
before my said wife, the share or portion of the brother, brothers, or
nephew so dying shall be vested in and paid to his or their executors administrators
(3) I appoint my wife Emily Mary O’Reilly sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand at St. John’s this 13th day of November A.D. 1909. - John
J. O’Reilly - Signed Published and declared by the said John
Joseph O’Reilly as his last will and testament in the presence of us who
in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses. John Joseph Aylward 292
Water Street. John Fenelon Water St. St. John’s N.F.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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