Will of John Byrne  (from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 54 and 55  probate year 1917

This will was read, recorded and transcribed by JUDY BENSON
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Will of John Byrne of St. John's
In re         
John Byrne   deceased

This is the last will and testament of me John Byrne, of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland, Laborer.  I revoke  all former wills by me at anytime made it, and I appoint my sister Mary Joseph the executrix of this my will.  I will and direct  that my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.  I give and bequeath to my brother James for his own use absolutely the upstairs portion of my dwelling-house No. 7 Wood Street,
being the portion  at present occupied by him.  I give and bequeath to my said sister Mary Joseph  the downstairs portion of the said house for her own use during her lifetime and after her death
for my nephew James Byrne, son of  my said brother James. I give and bequeath to my said sister for her own use absolutely all the residue of my estate including in particular my insurance in the
Longshoremen's union and in the Star of the Sea Association and any money on deposit in the Savings Bank. In witness whereof I have here unto subscribed  my hand at St. John's aforesaid
this fifteenth day of October A.D. 1917 John Byrne.  Signed, Published and declared by the Testator  as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, both being present at the same time who at his request and in his presence hereunto subscribe  as attesting witnesses:     
W. J. Higgins  John Flynn

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. 
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 24/17
Kent J.
Dec 24/17
to Mary
sworn at

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