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Will of Thomas Carew
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Kearey of Gower Street adjoining the Kings Road in the town of Saint John's Newfdland, Cooper, being about to take a voyage by sea and considering the dangers and risks of life attending same and also the sickness prevailing in the country I am about to visit and being of sound mind and memory and in good bodily health do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz, I first will and bequeath after my decease my immortal soul into the hands of the Almighty God who gave it and next my body to the earth to be entered in a Christian like and decent manner and I order all my just and lawful debts to be paid. I next will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Kearey after my decease all my right title and interest in all the houses and buildings erected by me in Saint John's and all my furniture in my dwelling house and all other property belonging to me for her the said Margaret Kearey to have hold and use the same as she thinks fit during her natural life and after her decease I will and bequeath the said property to my two beloved sons James and Joseph Keary equally but in case my son Patk Kearey now absent several years should return to this country again after my decease and conduct himself in a quiet orderly and sober manner and work with his brothers and assist every way in his power for the general good of all the family I then will and bequeath him after my wife's decease the one third of my property him to share equal alike with his two brothers but should he not conduct himself in such manner as aforesaid he is to have nothing of my property whatsoever as he did not assist in realiseing it. I also will and order my said wife Margaret Kearey to see this my last will and testament executed.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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