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 10 page 387 probate year 1916

Will of Michael O達rien


This name is spelled O達rien and Brien in the will and O達rien in the will index.

Outer Cove March 14th 1886 The last will and testament of Michael O達rien of this locality

I Michael Brien do hereby declare to be well and sound in mind but weak in body wish to settle my affairs thus, and Land property also as follows if my son Daniel comes from Boston and live together with my son Joseph and Catherin my daughter as if I was long with them he can do so if he do and live five or more years he is to have five years crop from the time he comes of the land on the north and east side of the river for the purpose of building a house if he wish on his half of the land from milot turn to Salvage Bridge which half of that land is to be his from this reset time, the crop of the said land on the north side of the river is purposly for reserve for five years then that said land is to go with the rest of this farm when my house and and appurtenance is as is well known I need not describe it. I leave it to my son Joseph Brien and all utinsels and farm implments, except cattle is to be divided eauqely between Daniel Brien and Joseph Brien and if the Buys more stock do like wise between themself or by arbitration the stage for the use of my thre sons James Joseph and Daniel. James is to have room to make a punts fish. My dauther Catherine is to get fifteen pounds from the part I leave to my son Joseph currency money- on fair terms when shes is going for herself

Signed on the next line Signed Michael Brien Signed on the fifth line Witnes Michael Brien on the seveth line Witness John Doran on the eight line Witnes William X Power on the ninth Witnes Walter Doran And further this land is never to be sold or mortgaged and if my son Joseph have no sons or the land is to fall to Daniel eldest son and if Dan have no son it is to fall to James eldest son this concluded my last will and testament

Correct, Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland (Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat May 20/16 C.J. Admn c.t.a. May 22/16 granted to Dan値 O達rien Sureties: Walter Power Patk Hickey Estate sworn at $600.00

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