IN RE: PATRICK DUGGAN. DECEASED
In the name of God Amen.
I Patrick Duggan farmer of Holyrood North Arm feeling very weak and infirm but of perfect mind and memory and knowing its appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and testament. And as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to grant me with I give devise and bequeath of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial ground at the discretion of my executor. I give and bequeath all my property which I possess viz House Barn Cellar and Outhouses land and all utensils in the following manner and form. All my land situated at North Arm Holyrood and bounded as follows W. by the Railway S. by the main road N. W & S.W by Crown Land. Also that portion of land situated S.W from the Railway This is to be divided equally between my two sons Alphonsus and James. Alphonsus should he desire to build on the property he can have his choice as to location. The House Barn and Cellar is to be occupied by both of them Alphonsus to have free access to the above mentioned just as long as he desires and should he require to build a house James is to assist him in every way as far as possible. Should Alphonsus so wish to build for himself the dwelling house then becomes the property of James. It is to be distinctly understood that in the event of Alphonsus not occupying the house he cannot put any other person in the house as a tenant or otherwise.
Should any Cattle remain on the place after my death they are to be divided between my sons above named and my daughter Ellen O'Brien is to have a heifer calf. Also my daughter Mary should she return and need shelter she is to have such in the house and not be molested by anyone. To my sons Thomas and Mike they are to receive one dollar each giving them clear acquittance. Should Alphonsus or James desire to sell their respective shares they may do so to one another or either of their brothers or sisters. Should Alphonsus not come to live on the place James is to have full control but have to be assisted by Alphonsus to keep the property in thorough repair. All utensils at present in the dwelling are to be left in there and they are both to keep and support me until the day of my death but should they fail to comply I am at liberty to dispose of my property for my upkeep.
Signed PATRICK his X mark DUGGAN
I hereby appoint R. J. Kennedy to be my Executor.
As witness whereof we hereunto set our hands and seals dated this 19th day of March One thousand nine hundred and thirteen. 1913.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to Roger J.