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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Philip St John


Will of Philip St John
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 242-243 probate year 1895

Last Will and Testament of
Philip St John of St John's
Farmer deceased

In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Philip St. John of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland.

First, I devise and bequeath to my son John St. John the farm dwelling house and premises now occupied by me, together with all the outhouses and erections thereon, the stock, cows, horses and all and every article and appurtenance whatsoever to the said farm belonging. Also, all my household furniture save and except two feather beds; also, all that piece of land situate on the south side of Waterford Bridge Valley extending along the southern side of the main road, bounded on the west by land of John Hearn and on the east by land, the property of nuns of the Convent at St. Patrick's, Riverhead.

Second, I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne St. John while she remains unmarried that farm known as Richmond's Hill. After marriage between my four daughters, Ellen, wife of William Buckley, Kate, wife of Patrick Buckmaster, Mary, wife of John Brennan and Anne St. John, all the farm of land situate on the west end of the town of St. John's aforesaid and known as Richmond Hill, to be divided between them share and share alike.

Third, I devise and bequeath to my son William St. John all that piece of land situate on the north side of the Main Road, on the south side of Waterford Bridge Valley, bounded on the west by my farm before mentioned and on the east by land the property of John Hearn.

Fourth, I devise and bequeath to the Bishop of St. John's the sum of 10 pounds for a high mass for the repose of my soul.

Fifth, I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne St John all the rest, residue and remainder of all my estate in money or otherwise, that may at the time of my death be belonging to me, after all my just debts, funeral and testimony expenses are paid.

I hereby cancel annul and declare void all and every further or other paper writing purporting to be my last will and testament.

I appoint Francis J. Morris of St. John's Barrister at Law and Patrick J. Murphy to be my executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St John's aforesaid this third day of October 1890.

Philip St. John

Signed by the said Testator as 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 herein subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) Patrick Murphy (sgd) Frank J Morris.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Philip St John deceased


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
J. S. Winter
granted to
F.J. Morris
* Patk. Murphy
the Exors
Feby. 19:1895
Sworn under



Page Contributed by Jeanette Squires, Nova Scotia

Margin comments contributed by Sheila Tiberio, Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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