Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 490 & 491 probate year 1905.

Will of Edward O'Neil


In the name of God, amen. I Edward O誰eil of the Topsail road St. John痴 make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Bridget O誰eil all my right title and interest in the new house in which we now live to have and to hold the same during her natural life and after her death the same becomes the property of Edward O誰eil son of my son Lawrence O誰eil subject to a right of my daughter Maria O誰eil to reside therein until her marriage.

To my son Edward I give devise and bequeath as an appurtenant to his house a piece of land in rear thereof included between direct lines drawn from both sides of his house to a distance of thirty feet on the rear, and also one acre of land in the upper farm to be taken by Nevilles Wall as a boundary to be taken along the wall as far as it will go.

To my son Lawrence I give devise and bequeath one half of my farms, he taking the south west side along Neil痴 Road or lane

To my son Peter I give devise and bequeath the other half of my farms, but these bequests to my sons Lawrence and Peter shall be inoperative unless they put up boundary fences immediately on my decease. I mean unless they put up these fences they shall not have claim. It is my will that my farms shall not be mortgaged or sold unless to one of my family. To my wife I give and bequeath my horses and cows and other adjuncts of the farms during her life and after her death the same or substitutes therefore shall remain for the use of The Farms & my said sons Lawrence and Peter my daughter Maria shall be entitled to her support & clothing out of the produce of the farms until her marriage upon which she shall receive suitable clothing and adornment and this right shall be a charge upon my Farms. I give all my furniture to my beloved wife Bridget.

I appoint P. J. Scott executor.

Dated at St. John痴, Newfoundland this 28th day of February A.D. eighteen hundred and ninety four.

Edward his X mark O誰eil

signed and declared as and for his last will and testament by the testator Edward O誰eil making his mark thereto (the same having been first read over and explained in presence of us and of the testator and at his request, sign as attesting witnesses the word "upon which she shall receive suitable clothing and adornment" having been first interlined and the words "revoking all former wills by me made" having been interlined.

E.M. Scott P.J. Scott.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Edward O誰eil

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)

Fiat May 30/05 Emerson J. admt. c.t.a. granted on the
6th day of June 1905 to Lawrence O誰eill $2000.00

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