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Will of William Phoran
Last will and Testament of
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
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.
(sgd) Wm Phoran
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)
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