Will of Ellen Ryan
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 398-399
probate year 1912
Ellen Ryan deceased.
This is The last will and Testament
of me, Ellen Ryan, of Saint John’s in the Island
of Newfoundland, widow, and I hereby revoke all former wills and Testamentary
writings by me made.
1. I give and bequeath to my stepdaughter Margaret
Webber, wife of George Webber, the sum of one
2. I give and bequeath to Charles Webber, son of the
said Margaret Webber the sum of Twenty dollars.
give and bequeath to Muriel Webber, daughter of the said Margaret
Webber the sum of Thirty dollars.
I give and bequeath to Mrs Eliza Foley, of St. John’s, wife of
Daniel Foley the sum of Fifty dollars.
5. I give and
bequeath to my nephew Lawrence Kelly the sum of Forty
6. I give and bequeath to Katie Allan, daughter of Patrick
the sum of $20.00; also a gold medal which belonged to my late son, John
I give and bequeath to the Reverend John J. MacDermott of St. John’s
the sum of thirty dollars for his own personal use and benefit.
I give and bequeath to the said Reverend John J. MacDermott,
the sum of forty dollars for the purpose of having celebrated a High
Mass for the repose of my Soul.
9 I give and bequeath to my Cousin Miss
Kate Roper the sum of Twenty dollars
10 I give and bequeath
to the St. Vincent de Paul Society the sum of Twenty dollars.
I will and desire that after my death my Executor hereinafter named shall
as soon as convenient sell and dispose of my house and land situate north
side of Gower Street, St. John’s, and without delay hand over the
proceeds of such sale to the Priest in charge for the time being of St.
Patricks Church, St. John’s, the said money to be devoted by him
to repairs of St. Patricks Church.
12. All the rest residue
and remainder of my personal estate I give and bequeath to the Priest
in charge of St. Patricks Parish at the time of my death to be used by
him towards repairs of St. Patricks Church.
I hereby constitute
and appoint Cyril J Cahill, of St. John’s aforesaid
Solicitor, sole Executor of this my will. Dated at St. John’s aforesaid
this 14th day of November A.D. 1911. Ellen
her x mark Ryan Signed by the said Testatrix
by making her mark thereto as and for her last will and Testament in
the presence of us, both being present at the same time who at her request
in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names
as witnesses, having been first read over and explained to the said Testatrix
who fully understood the contents thereof Cyril J. Cahill Eliza Foley.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)