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 4 pages 385-386 probate year 1885

Will of John Tobin


In the name of God Amen. I John Tobin of St. Johnís Licensed Dealer do make and ordain this as and for my last will and testament.

After the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary all the estate monies goods chattels and effects of which I shall die possessed or entitled to save a sum of fifty five pounds which I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Elizabeth wife of Patrick Murphy of St. Johnís aforesaid Caster.

I will and direct that out of the bequest to my beloved wife fifteen pounds shall be devoted for High and Low Masses for the repose of my soul, and that out of the fifty five pounds bequeathed to my sister aforesaid she shall devote five pounds for Masses for the souls of our deceased father and mother the late Patrick Tobin and the late Catherine Tobin.

I appoint my beloved wife executrix and the said Patrick Murphy executor of this my last will and testament.

St. Johnís Jany 28th 1883. John X his mark Tobin. Signed and declared as and for the last will and testament of the testator John Tobin by him in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other sign as attesting witnesses (having been first read over and explained to testator) P.J. Scott, John Toole.
Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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