Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Patrick Shean from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 518-519 probate year 1863
Patrick Shean deceased.
In the name of God Amen The 30th day of January in the year of our Lord 1860. I Patrick Shean of the Harbour of North Brigus Conception Bay Planter being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of this life and that it is appointed to all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say I give bequeath and dispose of the property to which I am or may become entitled in the manner and proportions here following- First I give and bequeath to my wife Bridget Shean all the profits which I am or may be entitled to in my half of the Brig Alpha and Brigantine Eastern Packet with all the money that may be in my house at the time of my death. Also I give to my daughter Mary Magdalen Shean the dwelling house near the public road and in front of my garden with the garden round about thereunto belonging. Also I give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas John Shean Richard Mark Shean Emond Joseph Shean my dwelling house in the rear of the house above named with the garden aback of the house and ground round about the house and garden in front of the house and store that is out in the pond to be equally divided among them. I likewise constitute make ordain Thomas Kehoe my sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Patrick Shean (LS) Signed sealed published pronounced and declared in presence of Thomas Kehoe, John Hearn.