Avalon South Region ~ St. John's District
St. John's - Will of James O'Neill (1910)Note: the surname OíNeill was transcribed exactly as it appeared throughout the will, (two lís and also with one l).
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 James O'Neill 1910|
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, James OíNeill, of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Shoemaker. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint my brother Francis OíNeill, at present of Roxbury in the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America, to be the Executor of this my will. I give and bequeath to my said brother Francis OíNeill and my brother Charles OíNeill, of St. Johnís aforesaid, all my property of every kind soever of which I may die possessed, including in particular my share or interest in dwelling-house and premises on New Gower Street in St. Johnís aforesaid and in a piece or parcel of land on the Thorburn Turnpike Road, and also the insurance on my life under the policy which I hold in the Manufacturersí Life Insurance Company: TO HOLD the same unto my said brothers Francis and Charles in equal shares for their separate use.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. Johnís aforesaid this twenty-sixth day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand Nine hundred and Ten.
(Signed) James OíNeil
SIGNED, PUBLISHED, and DECLARED by the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence (both being present at the same time) hereunto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof:
*Petition letter attached to will
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE THE JUDGES THEREOF.
THE PETITION of Francis P. OíNeil, of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Baker, by his Solicitors Conroy & Higgins. HUMBLY SHEWETH that:
Your Petitioner, therefore, prays that this Honourable Court or Your Lordship may be pleased to grant to him Probate to the said last will and testament of the said deceased.
AND, as in duty bound, will every pray, etc. etc.
Probate granted to Francis P. OíNeil on the 22nd day of September A.D. 1916
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