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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Sinnott



Will of William Sinnott
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 571 & 572 probate year 1906

In re the estate of
     William Sinnott       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, William Sinnott, at present of Kilbride near the town of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland made this seventeenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five.

  1. I give, devise and bequeath unto my grandson, William Sinnott, all that farm, situate at Kilbride aforesaid on which he now resides, known as "Reilly's Farm", also the dwelling house and barn situate thereon, to hold the said farm, dwelling house and barn unto the said William Sinnott during his life, and after his death to be equally divided amongst his children should he leave any. In the event of his dying without leaving children, then I give, devise and bequeath the said farm; and the dwelling house and barn thereon, to the children of my son William, to be equally divided amongst them.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named that farm situate at Kilbride aforesaid, upon which I now reside, and all the buildings and erections on the same and all the stock consisting of horses, cows, sheep, poultry, &c. &c. and all the furniture in the said house and buildings, and all the agricultural implements, machinery, and farm stock of every description; also that farm known as "Lundrigan's Marsh", situate at Kilbride aforesaid, and adjoining property of the late Denis Murrin; also that farm known as "Sweeney's Marsh"; also that farm known as "the Back Farm", near Hearn's, and land formerly owned by one Lawrence Byrne; to hold the said farms, dwellings, furniture, stock, farming implements, &c. unto my said executor in trust to apply the profits, rents and receipts from the same to the support and maintenance of the widow and children of my son William during the life of the said widow, and until the youngest child shall have attained the age of twenty-one years; and on the happening of the said events then to dispose of the said properties, and divide the proceeds equally amongst the children, or representatives of the children, of my said son William then living.
  3. Out of whatever moneys shall come into the hands of my executor after my death I desire that he shall pay over to my three daughters, Mary, Bridget and Margaret, the sum of forty dollars each.
  4. I appoint E.P. Morris executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's the day and year first above written. William Sinnott
Signed by the said testator 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 hands as witnesses (the same having been first read over and explained) Arthur O'Neill   E.P. Morris.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Sinnott deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
March 15/06
Johnson J.
Probate granted
on the 16th day
of March A.D.
1906 to Sir
E.P. Morris
Estate sworn
at $4070.00



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 26, 2002

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