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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Ryan
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 331-332
probate year 1907
William Ryan deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me William Ryan of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
First: I devise and bequeath unto my son Edward the downstairs portion
of my house situate on the New South Side Road in the town of St. John’s
Secondly I devise and bequeath unto my daughters Kate and Margaret the
upstairs portion of my house situate on the New South Side Road aforesaid
Thirdly:- I devise and bequeath unto my son Edward and my daughters Kate and Margaret the
piece or parcel of land situate on the New South Side Road aforesaid, and on
a portion of which my house is built in three equal shares.
Fourthly. So long
as my wife Alice shall live she shall have the right to live in the house bequeathed
to my children, Edward, Kate and Margaret and
they must support and maintain her and my wife shall have the right to claim
such support and maintenance.
Fifthly I hereby appoint Patrick Hennessey of
St. John’s aforesaid executor of this my last will and
Sixthly:- I hereby
revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness
whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed by making my mark at St. John’s
aforesaid this twenty second day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine
hundred and five William his x mark Ryan Signed by the said testator by making his mark as and for 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
witness, the same having been first read over and explained, and the word “my” on
page 2 having been first inserted Thomas
Saturley J J McCarthy.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 2 / 07
Oct 3rd 1907
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