Transcribed by Judy Benson. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 456 - 457 probate year 1905
Will of John Ryan|
In re JOHN RYAN DECEASED.
In the name of God Amen This is the last will and testament of me John Ryan of St. John's Planter.
First I will and desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall pay all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses.
Second I will devise and bequeath to my son Patrick Ryan the dwelling house in which I now reside situate on the north side of Plank road in St. John's aforesaid together with all the household furniture therein.
Third I devise and bequeath to my son James Ryan my old house situate on the Plank road aforesaid immediately to the eastward of my said dwelling house.
Fourth I will and bequeath to my two son Patrick and James all the land I now possess situate on Plank road aforesaid, at the Cross roads River head St. John's and the land situate on the south side of the Topsail road share and share alike,
Fifth I give devise and bequeath to my said son James my fishing room and property situate at Griffins Harbor Labrador for his sole use and benefit.
Sixth I hereby constitute and appoint my said son Patrick Ryan executor of this my last will and testament.
Lastly I hereby revoke and declare void all other or past wills and paper writings that may have been made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand set and subscribed at St. John's aforesaid this 16th day of January Anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety nine
John his X mark Ryan
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses thereto having been first read over and explained to testator.
William D. Lane. Frank J. Morris.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John Ryan deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
the 1st day
of April A.D.
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