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Will of James Healey from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 214-215 probate year 1907

 In re
    James Healey     deceased.

    This is the last will and testament of me James Healey at present of Blackhead in the Island of Newfoundland fisherman. I appoint Sir Edward P. Morris of St. John’s Barrister-at-Law my Executor.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Ellen the old house at Blackhead in which I now reside and also the old stable.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Celia the house adjoining the house in which I now reside also the small stable adjoining the same. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Celia the farm known as Paddy Healey’s and also the farm known as Moores farm.

I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Ellen the land known as Crotty’s farm also the small meadow situate on the main road. It is my wish that my Executor should divide equally between my said two daughters the farm known as James Healey’s.

I desire that my Executor shall after my death realize all my boats and fishing gear of every description by sale public auction or private and divide the proceeds equally between my two daughters.

I give devise and bequeath to my brother Joseph Healey my stage and flake situate at Blackhead and the land upon which the same is erected.

I give devise and bequeath to my two daughters aforesaid all the furniture and farming utensils of which I shall die possessed. In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name at St. John’s the ninth day of July A.D. 1906.     James Healey. 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 signed our names as witnesses     R.T. McGrath     E.P. Morris

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 6. 06
Johnson J
Sir. E.P. Morris
on the 7th day
of January
A.D. 1907. Estate
sworn at

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