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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Phoran


Will of William Phoran
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 546 probate year 1899

Last will and Testament of
William Phoran of Little Placentia
Merchant deceased

In the name of God amen This is the last will and testament of me William Phoran of Little Placentia in the Island of Newfoundland, merchant. First I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon as convenient after my decease. I appoint Albert Bradshaw Esqr of Placentia and the Rev'd E. P. Roach of Kelligrews executors of this my last will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath to the new church of Little Placentia the sum of Five hundred Dollars, to Bishop Howley for Mount Cashel the sum of one hundred dollars, to Bishop Howley as a personal gift one hundred dollars, to the Revd Father Reardon of Placentia the sum of Twenty Five Dollars, to Fathers Shehan, Walker and Roach (of Kelligrews) the sum of Fifty dollars each, to the Revd J. J. St. John the sum of one hundred Dollars, to my housekeeper Ellen Fitzpatrick the sum of Two Hundred Dollars to my nephew Francis Phoran the sum of two Hundred Dollars to John Meade of (Jno) and Jas Meade (of Jno) the sum of Fifty Dollars each. I will devise and bequeath the sum of One thousand Dollars to be expended by Revd D O' Reilly and Revd E.P. Roach for the celebrating of one thousand masses, for the repose of the souls of myself, wife and children. The balance of my money I will, devise and bequeath to my grandchildren the sons and daughters of Thomas O'Reilly and Sarah - his wife - my daughter. I will devise and bequeath to my grandson Wm F. O'Reilly all my property , house, stores wharf lands, goods and chattels in Sandy Cove, and at Pond Head Little Placentia on condition that he shall have celebrated twelve masses each year for twenty years for the Repose of my soul. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Fourth day of August Anno Domini one thousand Eight Hundred and ninety nine.

(sgd) Wm Phoran
Witnesses (sgd) James J. Davis
                (sgd) Patrick V. Evans

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Phoran deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I Little
granted to
Rev E.P.
Roche &
the Exors
Novr 10:1899
Sworn under



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