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 William O’Donnell from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 262 probate year 1883

In re
            William O’Donnell deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me William O’Donnell of St. John’s Farmer.     I give devise and bequeath to my son Richard O’Donnell of Outer Cove Farmer all my farm lands and premises situate in or near Outer Cove aforesaid together with the dwelling houses and all other buildings and erections thereon and all my horses cattle and farming utensils and all the farm stock and implements sleighs oars carts and catamarans and all the produce of which at the time of my decease I may be possessed-     To my wife Margaret should she survive me I give devise and bequeath all and every other lands tenements and premises monies goods chattels credits and effects whatsoever of which I may die possessed     And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Richard O’Donnell executors of this my will and lastly I do hereby revoke and declare void all former and other wills by me made.     Witness my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this twelfth day of January Anno Domini 1877.     William his X mark O’Donnell.     Witnesses, the same having been in our presence and the presence of each of us read over to the testator and approved by him as & for his last will & testament after which he in our presence & the presence of each of us set his mark to his name as above written on the day & year above written, Robert J. Kent James M. Donnelly.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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