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 John Curtis from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 44 probate year 1879
John Curtis deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I John Curtis of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament I give and dispose of my real and personal estate that I am now possessed of to my loving wife Margaret Curtis during the term of her natural life and after decease of the said Margaret then it is my will that the same shall go to Denis Brien his heirs or assigns save and except the up and down stairs tenement house next to Thomas Shortall Vails Mill Lane. Subject nevertheless to the following condition, that is to say such portion of my estate as aforesaid as I became possessed of in right of my said wife Margaret shall remain as her possession, she deriving the benefit thereof during her lifetime and at her decease to remain as her estate. And I do appoint Denis Brien of St. Johnís sole executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills at any time executed by me and acknowledging this to be my last will and testament. John his X mark Curtis (LS) Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by me in the presence of Patrick Murphy, Patrick Buckley, St. Johnís Newfoundland, Feby 7th 1879.