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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary O'Reilly



Will of Mary O'Reilly
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 523 & 524 probate year 1905

O'Reilly Mary.       Last will of

In the name of God. Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Mary O'Reilly of St. John's widow of the late George O'Reilly.

First it is my will and desire that my executrix hereinafter appointed shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.

Second I will devise and bequeath to my daughter Bridget Mary O'Reilly all my property, moneys, goods and effects which I shall die possessed of consisting of the following. The dwelling house in which I now reside together with the furniture therein and the stock in trade in shop also the four tenement houses situate on the south side of Water Street West also the piece of land immediately to the eastward of said houses together with the barn situate thereon. Also the four tenement houses immediately adjoining and to westward of the dwelling houses in which I now reside To have and to hold to my said daughter for her sole use and support.

Thirdly it is my will and desire that in the event of my son William O'Reilly returning to this country and requiring a house to reside in that my said daughter Bridget Mary shall give him the use of the dwelling house nearest the barn before mentioned and also the use of the said barn. This use of house and barn to conditioned on my said son behaving himself in a proper manner otherwise my said daughter may eject him from said house and barn.

Fourthly I hereby appoint my said daughter Bridget Mary my sole executrix hereby revoking all other or former wills which may have been made by me

In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand set and subscribed at S. John's this 20th day of September AD. 1905 Mary O'Reilly.
Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Nora M. Brien     G. Morrissey.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Mary O'Reilly
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 6th 1905
Emerson J.
Probate to
Bridget M. O'Reilly
11 Nov. 1905
Est $3800.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 23, 2002

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