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St. John's - Will of Edward O'Neill (1917)
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by SUE O'NEILL, February 2001. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. 

Will of Edward O'Neill, 1917

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward OíNeill of Lawrence, of Topsail Road in the County of St. Johnís West made this tenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.

I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my uncle, Thomas Brennan of Topsail Road, St. Johnís West, to be my Executor, and direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto my mother, Mary Brennan all my possessions, namely a house adjoining that owned by Mr. Peter OíNeil together with ground on which it is built and also my life Insurance with the New York Life Insurance Co. valued (Policy) at one thousand dollars and everything else I am owner of.

(Signed) Edward OíNeill of Lar.

Signed by the said Testator Edward OíNeill of Lar. In the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence, and the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses

(Signed) William Brennan
13 Carter Hill St. Johnís Bl.smith

(Signed) John Neville Expressman
Topsail Road St. Johnís

Letter attached with copy of will


The Petition of Thomas Brennan of St. Johnís, Newfoundland, farmer, HUMBLY SHEWETH as follows: -

  1. EDWARD OíNEILL of St. Johnís aforesaid, accountant, died at that place on the 3rd. day of June, A.D. 1917
  2. The said deceased left a Will which is hereto annexed marked ďAĒ in and by which your Petitioner is appointed Executor.
  3. The said deceased left him surviving his mother, Mary OíNeill three brothers, John, Patrick and Laurence and two sisters, Bride and Mary Alice, all of St. Johnís aforesaid.
  4. The said deceased left property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of the probable value of $1100.00 whereof a full and true inventory is hereto annexed marked ďBĒ
  5. No Probate of any will nor Administration of the Estate of the said deceased has been granted to or applied for by any person.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters of Probate of the Estate of the said deceased may be granted to him out of this Honourable Court.

And as in duty bound your Petitioner will ever pray, &c.

Dated at St. Johnís, this 23rd day of June, A.D. 1917

Solicitor for Petitioner.

*Probate granted to Thomas Brennan on the 30th day of June A.D. 1917
Value of Estate $1100.00

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