Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 571 & 572 probate year 1906.

Will of William Sinnott


This is the last will and testament of me, William Sinnott, at present of Kilbride near the town of St. John’s, in the Island of Newfoundland made this seventeenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five.

1. I give, devise and bequeath unto my grandson, William Sinnott, all that farm, situate at Kilbride aforesaid on which he now resides, known as "Reilly’s Farm", also the dwelling house and barn situate thereon, to hold the said farm, dwelling house and barn unto the said William Sinnott during his life, and after his death to be equally divided amongst his children should he leave any. In the event of his dying without leaving children, then I give, devise and bequeath the said farm; and the dwelling house and barn thereon, to the children of my son William, to be equally divided amongst them.

2. I give, devise and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named that farm situate at Kilbride aforesaid, upon which I now reside, and all the buildings and erections on the same and all the stock consisting of horses, cows, sheep, poultry, &c. &c. and all the furniture in the said house and buildings, and all the agricultural implements, machinery, and farm stock of every description; also that farm known as "Lundrigan’s Marsh", situate at Kilbride aforesaid, and adjoining property of the late Denis Murrin; also that farm known as "Sweeney’s Marsh"; also that farm known as "the Back Farm", near Hearn’s, and land formerly owned by one Lawrence Byrne; to hold the said farms, dwellings, furniture, stock, farming implements, &c. unto my said executor in trust to apply the profits, rents and receipts from the same to the support and maintenance of the widow and children of my son William during the life of the said widow, and until the youngest child shall have attained the age of twenty-one years; and on the happening of the said events then to dispose of the said properties, and divide the proceeds equally amongst the children, or representatives of the children, of my said son William then living.

3. Out of whatever moneys shall come into the hands of my executor after my death I desire that he shall pay over to my three daughters, Mary, Bridget and Margaret, the sum of forty dollars each.

4. I appoint E.P. Morris executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John’s the day and year first above written.

William Sinnott

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 hands as witnesses (the same having been first read over and explained)

Arthur O’Neill E.P. Morris.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Sinnott deceased.

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)

Fiat March 15/06 Johnson J. Probate granted on the 16th day of March A.D. 1906 to Sir E.P. Morris Estate sworn at $4070.00

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