Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 244-245 probate year 1925
Will of James D. Ryan |
IN RE: JAMES D. RYAN. DECEASED
This is the last Will and Testament of me James D. Ryan of Saint John's Merchant.
I give and bequeath to my brother the Reverend Edmund Ryan, County Tipperary, Ireland, the sum of one thousand pounds sterling: To the Mount Cashel Industrial School at Saint John's the sum of one thousand dollars and also all my lands on Robinson's Hill Saint John's: To the Belvidere Orphanage Saint John's the sum of one thousand dollars: To the St. Vincent de Paul Society saint John's the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Ladies' Society of St. Vincent de Paul the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Dorcas Society Saint John's the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Church of England Orphanage Saint John's the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Methodist Orphanage Saint John's the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars: To my niece Mary J. Ryan of Worcester Massachusetts daughter of my late brohter John Ryan the sum of five thousand dollars: To my nephews Thomas F. Ryan and James J. Ryan of Worcester aforesaid the sum of one thousand dollars each: and to my nephews Joseph Davin and Ambrose Davin the sum of one thousand dollars each: To the Bishop of Harbour Grace for general Church purposes the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Belvidere Cemetery Committee Saint John's for the general purposes of the cemetery the sum of one hundred dollars: To the Archbishop, saint John's, to be expended in Masses for the repose of my Soul and those of my relatives and friends the sum of five hundred dollars: To the Archbishop, saint John's, towards the repairs to the Roman catholic Cathedral and other Church Buildings the sum of five thousand dollars: To Richard Clancey of Saint John's Grocer (now in my employment) the sum of one thousand dollars: To Thomas Morris of the same place Accountant (now in my employment) the sum of one thousand dollars and to Thomas Earle of saint John's aforesaid (now in my employment) the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. To Mary Woolock of Brooklyn N.Y. Five hundred dollars.
2. All the rest residue and remainder of my moneys property and estate of every description I give devise and bequeath as follows: To my wife Anna M. Ryan two thirds thereof absolutely and to my daughter Mary Ryan one third thereof absolutely.
3. I appoint my said wife executrix of this my will
Witness my hand at saint John's aforesaid this 9th day of April Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty five. JAMES D. RYAN SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (the words "To Mary Woolock of Brooklyn N.Y. Five hundred dollars" having just been added to Par. I hereof) W. E. Wood, Apl 9/25. W. O'D. Kelly.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 5/25
to Anna M.
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