Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of James Gleeson from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 483-484 probate year 1862
James Gleeson deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I James Gleeson of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Mason being weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God do make this my last will and testament first of all I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors and of such worldly goods whereof it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose of of the same as follows, after the payment of my funeral expenses I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Mary the dwelling house I now live in, during her lifetime, and after her death to go to my grandson James Carrol, I also give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife all my household property now in the said dwelling house, I further give and bequeath to Mary Ann Carrol the dwelling house formerly occupied by Mr. Rush also the dwelling house occupied by Mr. Rich B. Holden and adjoining the one at present owned & occupied by me, the same to become the property of the said Mary Ann Carrol after my decease, and it is further my will that after the decease of my wife the household furniture to go to James Carrol my grandson, and I do hereby appoint Mary Ann Carrol sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby confirming this as my last will & testament and revoking all former wills by me, this being my last will & testament, at St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland this 23rd day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty two. James his X mark Gleeson, (LS) Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by me as my last will and testament in presence of Richard B. Holden, Notary Public. having been first read over and explained, Walter Irwin Thomas Byrne.