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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Kavanagh


Will of Thomas Kavanagh
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 470-471 probate year 1908

In re
      Thomas Kavanagh          deceased.

      This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Kavanagh of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland labourer.
First I direct that my executor hereinafter named shall first pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.
Secondly: I devise and bequeath unto my son Garrett Kavanagh all my interest in the land and premises on which I now reside but this bequest is made subject to the condition that my daughter Katherine shall have the right to live with my said son Garrett on the said premises, until she marries or leaves of her own accord.
Thirdly:- I give and bequeath unto my daughter Katherine Kavanagh the sum of one hundred dollars the said sum being amount of life insurance payable upon my death by the Newfoundland Fishermen’s Star of the Sea Life Insurance Department under policy number 88.
Fourthly:- I hereby appoint James Kirby of St. John’s fisherman executor of this my last will and testament.
Fifthly:- I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed by making my mark at St. John’s aforesaid this twenty-fourth day of August Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eight (sgd) Thomas his x mark Kavanagh. Signed by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the word “dollars” on line 17 having been first inserted and the said will and testament having been first read over and explained and the words “by making his mark” having been first inserted (sgd) J. J. McCarthy     N. J. Coady

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept. 26/08
Emerson J.
Sept. 26/08
granted to
sworn at



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