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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Patrick Kavanagh



Will of Patrick Kavanagh
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 557 probate year 1906

In re the estate of
     Patrick Kavanagh,       (deceased)

In the name of God Amen this is the last will and testament of me Patrick Kavanagh of St. John's Cooper.

  • First. It is my will and desire that my executor hereinafter appointed shall first pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.
  • Second I will devise and bequeath to my wife Mary Kavanagh all the property, money, goods and effects of which I shall die possessed, the property consisting of the dwelling house in which I now reside together with the household goods and effects and also the cooper-shop to the rear of said house for her support and the support of her children.
  • Thirdly I hereby appoint my said wife Mary sole executrix of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other or former wills that may have been made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and subscribed my name at St. John's aforesaid this 2nd day of February A.D. 1906. Patrick Kavanagh.
Signed published and declared by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto our names set and subscribed as witnesses the contents of said will having been first read over and explained to testator. Roland Power   F.J. Morris

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Patrick Kavanagh.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
March 5/06
Chief Justice
Probate granted
to Mary
on the 7th day
of March
A.D. 1906
Estate sworn
at $500.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 25, 2002

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