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

Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 591-592 probate year 1913

Will of John Sheridan


I John Sheridan of the South Side River Head, Harbor Grace, being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of this life do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament as follows:

First: I direct that my just debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses be paid.

Second. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ellen Sheridan all the real and personal estate of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death - she to have absolute control over the same during her life.

Third after my wifes death my son John shall become sole owner of all my property both real and personal with the exception of my Dwelling House and the Furniture contained therein.

Fourth: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter, Catherine Duggan, my Dwelling House and the Furniture contained therein at the time of my wifes death.

Fifth: I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Dooley, the sum of Twenty Dollars - said sum to be paid to her as soon as possible after my decease Sixth: After my daughter Catherine’s death the property herein bequeathed to her shall become the property of my Grandson, James Duggan, said Dwelling to remain in its present position not to be removed

Lastly: I hereby constitute my son John and my wife Ellen to be Executor and executrix of this my last will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying, and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament - John his x mark Sheridan (LS) - Signed, declared and published by the within named John Sheridan as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have signed as witnesses to the same this 13th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven Wm J. Guilfoyle J.P. Thos. Guilfoyle.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec. 15/12 C. J. Probate Feb. 17/13 granted to Ellen Sheridan & John Sheridan Estate sworn at $1000.00

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