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Edward O'Neil
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Edward O'Neil

In re the Estate of Edward O誰eil, deceased.

In the name of God, Amen,

I, Edward O誰eil of the Topsail Road St. John痴 make this my last will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Bridget O誰eil all my right title and interest in the new House in which we now live to have and to hold the same during her natural life and after her death the same becomes the property of Edward O誰eil, son of my son Laurence O誰eil subject to a right of my daughter Maria O誰eil to reside therein until her marriage. To my son Edward, I give devise and bequeath as an appurtenant to his house a piece of land in rear thereof included between direct lines drawn from both sides of his House to a distance of thirty feet on the rear, and also on one acre of land in the upper farm to be taken by Nevilles Wall as a boundary to be taken along the wall as far as it will go. To my son Laurence, I give devise and bequeath one half of my farms, he taking the south west side along Neil痴 Road or lane. To my son Peter, I give devise and bequeath the other half of my farms, but these bequests to my sons Laurence and Peter shall be inoperative unless they put up boundary fences immediately on my decease. I mean unless they put up these fences they shall not have claim. It is my will that my farms shall not be mortgaged or sold unless to one of my family. To my wife, I give and bequeath my Horses and cows and other adjuncts of the farms during her life and after her death the same or substitutes therefore shall remain for the use of The Farms. To my said sons Laurence and Peter, my daughter Maria shall be entitled to her support and clothing out of the produce of the Farms until her marriage upon which she shall receive suitable clothing and adornment and this right shall be a charge upon my Farms. I give all my furniture to my beloved wife Bridget. I appoint P.J. Scott executor.
Dated at St. John痴, Newfoundland this 28th day of February A.D. eighteen hundred and ninety four.
Edward (his mark) O誰eil signed and declared as and for his last will and Testament by the Testators Edward O誰eil making His mark thereto (the same having been first read over and explained in presence of us and of the Testator and at his request sign as attesting witnesses the word "upon which she shall receive suitable clothing and adornment" having been first interlined and the words "revoking all former wills by me made" having been interlined. E.M. Scott. P.J. Scott. I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Edward O誰eil

D.M. Brunning, Registrar

**The following is a Petition letter attached to the Will

To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable Judges thereof:

The petition of Lawrence O誰eill, of Topsail Road, Electoral District of Saint John痴 West, farmer, humbly sheweth as follows:
1. That on the 26th day of July A.D. 1894, Edward O誰eill, of Topsail Road aforesaid, farmer, died, having first made and executed a paper writing purporting to be his last will and testament, which is hereto annexed marked "A", proven upon the affidavit of Patrick J. Scott, late of St. John痴 aforesaid, Barrister-at-Law, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto.

2. That in and by the said last will and testament the said deceased appointed the said Patrick J. Scott sole executor thereof.

3. That the said Patrick J. Scott applied by petition to the Honorable the Supreme Court for letters of probate to the said last will and testament, and a fiat was granted on September 28, 1894, but the said Patrick J. Scott failed to complete the said probate papers and is since deceased.

4. The said deceased left him surviving his widow, Bridget O誰eill, three sons, Edward O誰eill, Peter O誰eill and your petitioner, and one grandson Edward O誰eill, all legatees named in the said will of the deceased.

5. At the time of his death the said deceased was possessed of property with the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court of the probable value of $2000, as will more fully appear by the inventory hereto annexed marked "B".

6. That hereto annexed marked "C" is the written consent of the widow, son and grandson, next of kin of the said deceased, and legatees mentioned in the said paper writing hereto annexed marked "A".

7. That neither probate to any last will, nor letters of administration to the estate of the said deceased, has yet been granted to any person.

Your petitioner therefore prays your honorable Court to grant him letters of administration, Cum Testamento Annexo, to the estate and effects of the said deceased, and as in duty bound he will ever pray.

Dated at St. John痴, this 30th day of May, A.D. 1905.

(Signed) L. O Neil

 

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