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 Richard Ryan from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 246-247 probate year 1914
In re RICHARD RYAN deceased
This is the last will and testament of me, Richard Ryan, at present of St. Johnís, in the Island of Newfoundland, Gentleman, made this twenty-fifth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eight. 1. I appoint Sir Edward P. Morris, of St. Johnís, Kingís Council, executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills that may have been made by me. 2. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Ellan Ryan, and my son, Jeremiah Ryan, the upstairs tenement of the house in which I now reside; I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Ryan the down-stairs tenement of the house in which I now reside To have and TO HOLD the said tenements unto my said wife and sons for ever. 3. All the moneys of which I shall die possessed I give, devise and bequeath to my executor, with instructions to pay out of the same the sum of forty dollars per year towards the maintenance and support of my wife and children. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand, at St. Johnís aforesaid, the day and year first above written. Richard his X mark Ryan Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (the words ďInterest on theĒ having been first stricken out) E.P. Morris. M.J. Muleahy.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)