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 4 page 390 probate year 1885

Will of James French


I James French of St. Johnís Dealer hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament

I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Anne French for her support and maintenance during her lifetime all the rents issues and profits of all my houses lands goods chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever of which I may die possessed. After the decease of my said wife I give devise and bequeath all my money houses goods chattels and effects to the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Johnís for Masses to be celebrated for the repose of my soul and that of my said wife.

I appoint the Reverend Michael F. Howley DD executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. Johnís aforesaid this 25th day of June A.D. 1885. James his X mark French.

Signed published and declared by the said James French as his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (the same having been first read over and explained to the said James French) the word "my" having been first inserted on 13th line. M.H. Carty, J.J. OíReilly.
Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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