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Will of James Ryan Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 489 probate year 1862
James Ryan deceased.
In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me James Ryan of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Yeoman. I first will and direct that all my just debts be paid and funeral expenses by my executor hereinafter named. It is next my will and desire and I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my beloved grandson James Ryan (son of my daughter Catherine McManus formerly Catherine Ryan) all the lands farms messuages and other property of which I may die possessed To hold to him the said James Ryan Jr. And his heirs to his and their absolute use and behoof for ever- And I hereby nominate and appoint my said grandson James Ryan Jr. sole executor of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke annul and disallow any former or other will or testament by me at any time heretofore made or executed and declare this to be my last will and testament. Dated at St. Johnís aforesaid this thirtieth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine. James his X mark Ryan. Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Ryan the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in each otherís presence and in the presence of the said testator and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, having been read over and explained Thos. J. J. Kough, Edmond Dunn.