The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Lannen, (- 1852, Charlottetown)
Liber 5 Folio 175 in Registry of Probate
In the name of God Amen
I Joseph Lannen of Charlotte Town in Prince Edward Island, joiner, being at present afflicted with sickness (tho' of sound mind) and knowing that the hour of Death is uncertain, have deemed it prudent to make my last will and Testament as follows - that is to say I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Lannen all that portion of Land situate on Dorchester Street between my present dwelling House and the Boundary of a lot of land belonging to John Summers towards Prince Street and backwards in two straight lines from the said front on Dorchester Street the distance of Eighty feet and I also give & bequeath unto him my said son John Lannen the western division of my new house which fronts upon Sidney Street with its apportionment of land in the rear thereof backwards to the extent of Eighty feet with right of way
in the passage between the western end of the said house and that part of the lot given to Michael Carroll. he the said John Lannen to pay the debt now due upon the whole of the said Town Lot Number (28) Twenty Eight in the second hundred of Town lots in Charlotte Town, amounting to about thirty eight pounds, or whatever may be due thereof at the time of his taking possession of the same. The remainder of my property consisting of one half of said town Lot No. (28) Twenty Eight in Charlotte Town aforesaid, with all my Furniture and moveable effects and debts of what nature & kind soever, I give and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Catherine Lannen during the turn of her life time to be left by her at her demise to my two daughters (now spinsters) Anne, and Eleanor -- in such manner as she may think proper -- And now having
so ordained my said estate I must earnestly resign myself to the dispensation of Divine Providence praying that God may protect my said family after me & have mercy on my soul -- Amen
In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand & seal subscribed and set this twelfth day of Jany. in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
The within will being presented for probate Daniel Brenan Esquire one of the witnesses thereto made oath that he was present and did see Joseph Lannen the testator sign seal and deliver the same as and for his last will and testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind and memory according to the deponents best discerning and that he set and subscribed his name as a witness thereto in the said testators presence and that Garrett Toole also subscribed his name as a witness thereto at the same time
Sworn at Chambers in
Charlotte Town this 28th
day of April, 1852
Surrogate Judge of Probate
Note: The reason the name is spelled 2 ways, the will was only signed by Lannon, Someone else wrote the body out for him to sign. Michael Carroll was married to Joseph Lannon's daughter Johannah. Joseph Lannon's house is still standing on Sydney Street (210-212 Sydney St) in Charlottetown in the block bounded by Prince and Hillsborough Streets.