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 9 pages 31-32 probate year 1909

Will of Mary Tobin


In the Name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Mary Tobin of Saint John's married woman

First. I will and desire that my executor hereinafter named and appointed shall pay all my Just debts funeral and testamentary expenses

Secondly. I give devise and bequeath to my sister Catherine at present Mother Mary Joseph Carbery a Nun in St. Patricks Convent Riverhead Saint John's all my right title and interest in and to all that land dwelling house shop and premises situate on the corner of Prescott Street and Military Road in Saint John's aforesaid together with all its contents consisting of household furniture of every description and kind To Have and to Hold the same in her own right free and clear of any claim or demand whatsoever together with the stock in the said shop that may be there at the time of my death.

Thirdly. it is my will and desire that upon and after the death of my said sister Catherine all the above bequest of said land dwelling house shop furniture and stock in trade shall go and become the property of my niece Mary Ellen Walsh of Saint John's daughter of the late James and Ellen Walsh for her sole use and benefit for ever

Fourthly. I hereby nominate and appoint the Very Reverend Dean Ryan of Saint Patricks to be my Executor of this my last will and testament.

Lastly. I hereby revoke and declare void all former wills that may have been made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand set and subscribed at Saint John's aforesaid this 24th day of July A.D. 1897 Mary her x mark Tobin Signed by the said Testatrix by making her mark as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto our hands subscribed and set as witnesses having been first read over & explained J Ryan Frank J Morris

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat Oct. 26/09 C. J. adm c.t.a. Oct 28/09 granted to Rev. John McDermott Estate sworn at $2000.00 Sureties Jas. J. Tobin Patk J. Shea

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