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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Kavanagh


Will of John Kavanagh
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 431-432 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
John Kavanagh of St. John’s
Merchant deceased

      In the name of God Amen I John Kavanagh of St. John’s Merchant being of sound and disposing mind do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament.
First I hereby ratify and confirm the deed of trust from me to John Harris of date December 10th A.D. 1894 and registered in volume 10 of the Registry of Deeds of Newfoundland folios 333-335.
Secondly I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid
Thirdly. I give devise and bequeath my interest in the business of Hearn & Co to my wife and children in equal shares provided that the share of any child predeceasing me or dying without issue be equally divided amongst the survivors.
Fourthly. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Rosanna my life insurance policies in the Mutual life Insurance Company of New York consisting of two policies of $2000 each for her life and after her death the said policies or the proceeds thereof to be divided equally amongst my children.
Fifthly. I give devise and bequeath my joint interest in a piece of land situate at Brigus Junction to my children in equal shares. Sixthly. I will and direct that my Executors pay the sum of forty dollars to the Roman Catholic Church at St. John’s for Masses for the repose of my soul.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint the Honorable John Harris and my son Thomas Kavanagh to be Executors of this my last will and Testament. Dated at St. John’s this 2nd day of April 1898. (Sgd) John Kavanagh Signed published and declared as and for his last will and testament by the said John Kavanagh in our presence present at the same time who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) C. H. O’Neill. (Sgd) Wm R Howley

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Kavanagh deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I Little
granted to
Hon. Jno Harris
& Thos Kavanagh
the Exors.
Apr 30: 1898
sworn under



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