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 483-484 probate year 1898

Will of Patrick Daley


The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1898, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.

Last will and testament of Patrick Daley. In the name of God, Amen. I Patrick Daley of St. Johnís, Shoe maker being of sound mind and disposing memory and considering the uncertainty of this life do make, publish and declare, this to be my last will and testament, as follows.

Firstly. I hereby give and devise to my daughter Mary Daley living at present at Matagan in Nova Scotia. All the houses and leasehold interest in property situated in Monkstown St. Johnís Nos. 17 & 19 and No. 21 Mullock St formerly the estate of James Tobin Esq.

Second Also the interest of ground adjoining mine where I now live on Mullock St. and leased to Mrs. Reid bringing the yearly rental of sixteen $16.00 dollars pr annum and which from this money received will be paid for Masses for the repose of my soul and also my wifeís soul namely on the 4th of May and on the 4th of October Feast of St. Francis of Assisium.

Thirdly. I also give and devise to my daughter Mary Daley all my household effects and I would wish that my watch and crucifix shall be kept in the family and not be given away or sold.

Fourthly. I also wish the houses & property shall be kept insured and not be allowed to fall into any neglect and I leave to my daughter Mary Daley ful power and authority to do what she think will be for the best.

Lastly And I hereby constitute and appoint my daughter Mary Daley to be my executrix of this my last will & testament revoking and annulling all former wills, by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

Dated at St. Johnís this 7th day of May Anno Domini 1898. Patrick Daly. Signed by the testator in the joint presence of us who thereupon signed our names in his and each otherís presence. James J. Norris, Tin Smith, Laurence Daly, Shoemaker, this ______ day of May Anno Domini 1898.
Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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