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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Stack
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 383 probate
Last will and Testament of
John Stack of Conception Harbor N.D.
In the name of God Amen I John
Stack of Concepn. Harbor, Conception Bay, Fisherman in perfect
memory and understanding God be praised) do make and ordain this my last
will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.
I give and bequeath all the real and personal estate including my waterside
property, consisting of dwelling house out-houses and land to which I
shall be entitled at the time of my death to James Mahoney of
Conception Harbor aforesaid.
Secondly I give and bequeath the western
half of my waterside property to my nephew John Walsh.
Thirdly I give and bequeath the residue thereof to James Mahoney aforesaid.
I do ordain and make Mr. William Kennedy sole Executor
of this my last will and Testament.
Fifthly. I give and bequeath the
balance due to me by the estate of the late Mr. P. Nowlan, deceased of
Brigus to my executor, Mr. Wm. Kennedy aforesaid for
the following purposes.
(First) the sum of forty dollars is to be paid
for masses for the repose of my soul.
(Secondly) my funeral expenses and outstanding accounts
including the sum of four dollars due by me to my nephew John
are to be paid out of the remainder.
(Thirdly) The remaining
balance if any is to be paid to James Mahoney aforesaid.
Sixthly. I do revoke all former wills of mine and publish this to be
my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my
hand this Sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord eighteen
hundred and ninety Six. (Sgd) John his X mark Stack. Signed and delivered
as the last will and Testament of John Stack aforesaid in the presence
of us who at his request in his sight and presence and in the presence
of each other have signed our names as witnesses. Sgd. Martin
Kennedy (Sgd) Nicholas his X mark Rochford.
the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of
John Stack deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I Little
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