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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(K)
Bridget Kavanagh

 

Will of Bridget Kavanagh
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 162 probate year 1914.

In re
     Bridget Kavanagh       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Bridget Kavanagh of North River in the District of Port de Grave Newfoundland I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments made by me at any time whatsoever and I appoint as my executor Rev. S. J. Whelan To my nephew John Fleming I leave the sum of five hundred dollars $500.00. To Rev. S. J. Whelan I will & bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars $100.00 for requiem Masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my father and mother. To my sister Mary Joseph Fleming I leave all the balance of my estate after the necessary expenses connected with getting my money from Boston are paid.
In witness hereof I Bridget Kavanagh have to this my last will and testament set my mark this first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. - Bridget her x mark Kavanagh
Signed by x by the testator and acknowledged by her to be her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Winnie Fleming Denes(?) Cooney, Bay Roberts. Dec 1st 1913.

Certified correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jan 22/14
CJ
Probate
Jan 26/14
granted
to Stephen
J. Whelan
Estate
sworn at
$2130.00

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 19, 2002)

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