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 William J. O達rien from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 309 probate year 1884
William J. O達rien deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I William J. O達rien of Fogo, Trader, being sick in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say: First, I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Fogo. Second, My house, ground and goods on hand, I wish to be sold by public auction and the balance of money after paying all bequests and just and lawful debts, to be transferred to the Revd James Brown P.P. to be sent by him to my brother Matthew O達rien & my sister Mary Williams residing at Ferryland, share & share alike. Third, The sum of five pounds cy to be retained & given to the Revd James Brown for the erection of a headstone to my grave with a suitable inscription. Fourth, The sum of twenty shillings cy to Katie Guard, daughter of Mr. Charles Guard, Fogo. Fifth, The sum of two pounds cy to the Revd James Brown, P.P. for Masses for my soul. Sixth, I give and bequeath my feather bed, bedding (ｽ brl flour which he now has) and my wearing apparel to Mr. William Endicott, as well as my clock & bracket in the Room I now occupy, Seventh, The sum of two pounds cy to Mr. J. W. Webb for his attention during my illness. Eighth, I hereby authorize and appoint W. B. Fitzgerald of Fogo, as my attorney to collect all debts due to me, and pay all debts I owe, as well as auctioneer to sell house, ground & goods as per clause the second as well as executor to my estate. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at Fogo this 19th day of Feby 1884, in presence of the undersigned, who in my presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed their names as witnesses, William J. O達rien (LS) witness, W. B. Fitzgerald, J.W. Webb.