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 Mary O’Donnell from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 321 probate year 1884

In re
            Mary O’Donnell deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Mary O’Donnell of the Freshwater Road in St. John’s Widow do make ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses I will and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds to my grandson Rodger Neil son of James Neil of St. John’s, farmer, I will and bequeath the sum of ten pounds sterling to my sister Ellen Mullaney widow of Goulden County Tipperary, Ireland.     I will and bequeath the sum of forty eight pounds to my daughter Margaret Crowdell wife of St John Crowdell of St. John’s, farmer.     All my leasehold interest in that land and house situate in Cooks Town and occupied by Barron and others as my tenants.     I will and bequeath to my said daughter Margaret.     I desire my executors to pay out of my estate the sum of eight dollars to the clergyman who may attend me.     I will and bequeath my bed and bedding to my said grandson Rodger Neil.     I appoint my friend James O’Donnell of St. John’s Shopkeeper, executor to this my last will and testament.     Dated at St. John’s this 4th day of January 1884.     Mary her X mark O’Donnell.     Witness (the same having been read over to Mary O’Donnell before she executed said will in our presence who signed the same as witnesses in her presence and in the presence of each other.     James O’Donnell. Thos. R. O’Donnell.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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