Liber 2 Folio 228 - Will of Nicholas Coonahan
In the name of God Amen, I Nicholas Coonahan the elder, a native of the County of Kerry in Ireland but now and for many years past residing in Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island, North America, being extremely weak in body but of sound mind and memory (Blessed be the Lord for the same) and finding myself fast approaching another World. Do hereby make this my last Will and Testament in writing, in manner following, that is to say, I give, devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved and affectionate daughter Charlotte Murphy, (wife of John Murphy of Charlotte Town aforesaid, shoemaker), Town Lots Numbers Eighty and Eighty one in the fourth hundred of town lots in the said Town, together with the House erected on said town lot number eighty (80), with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining - and I do make this my last Will and Testament in manner aforesaid, owing to the attention and kindness which I have received from my said dearly beloved Daughter, and my dear Son in law, the aforesaid John Murphy, particularly since I have been labouring under my present affliction, and I do hereby appoint John Stewart junior Esquire, and Mr. Charles Desbrisay, both of Charlotte Town aforesaid, and Charles Serani Esquire of the same place to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament -
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said Nicholas Coonahan, in the presence of (being first carefully read over, and explained to the said Nicholas Coonahan) this eleventh day of September 1826.
The within will being presented by Charlotte Murphy within named for Probate, Charles Desbrisay made oath that he saw Nicholas Coonahan the testator put or affix his mark thereto and also heard him declare the same to be his last Will and Testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to this deponents best discerning and that he set his name as a witness thereto in the said testators presence and that Charles Serani now deceased subscribed his name as a witness at the same time
Sworn before me this
27th day of November 1832
Judge of Probate
Note: A related Land transaction. Liber 46 Folio 239: From John Murphy, Bay Fortune, cordwainer, and his wife Charlotte, one of the daughters of Niocholas Coonahan, Charlottetown, to Thomas Tobin, trader, for L16, town lots 80 & 81 in the 4th hundred of Charlottetown; signed 8 Jan., 1833; registered 15 April, 1839.