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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 8 pages 318-319 probate year 1907

Will of Johanna Phelan

In re: JOHANNA PHALEN. DECEASED

This is the last will and Testament of me Johanna Phelan of St. Johnís widow.

(first) I give devise and bequeath to my son William the Dwelling house and licensed premises in which I now reside and household furniture on the following conditions

  • (1) That the licensed business is to be carried on by my daughter Minnie and profits if any equally divided between them
  • (2) That my daughter Minnie is to live with my son William and to have the use of a bedroom and sitting room
  • (3) should they agree to rent the dwelling house and premises then the rent is to be equally divided between
  • (4) should my said daughter Minnie marry then and in that case my said son William is to have the said house and premises absolutely

(second) I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Bridget McGrath the Dwelling house situate on the north side of Pleasant Street and at present occupied by one Davis as tenant.

(Third) I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Minnie Phelan the Dwelling house situate on the north side of Pleasant Street and occupied by one Williams as tenant.

(Fourth) I give devise and bequeath to my son William my dwelling house situate on Brazils Square and at present occupied by one Ellis as tenant.

(fifth) I give devise and bequeath to my son Patrick my land situate upon the Topsail road.

Sixth I direct my executor hereinafter named to sell my piece of land adjoining John McCarthys Cottage situate on McKay Street in the west end of St. Johnís and the proceeds of sale to go towards paying off my debts and mortgage upon the house in which I now reside.

(Seventh) The rest and residue of my Estate I give devise and bequeath to my son William. I appoint my nephew Patrick J Shea of St. Johnís executor of this my will and I direct him not to distribute my estate until he has paid all the debts including mortgage which I may owe at the time of my death and he is to pay my said debts out of the rents derived from my houses situate on Pleasant Street and Brazils Square.

Dated at St. Johnís this 26th day of April 1907 Johanna her X mark Phelan Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto affixed our names as witnesses The same having been first read over and explained Patrick J Shea. George T Carty

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 2. 07 C.J. Probate Sept. 4. 07 granted to Patrick J Shea. Estate sworn at $4200.00

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