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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Kean


Will of Richard Kean
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 167 probate year 1854.
(This name is spelled Kean and Keain in the will and Kean in the will index)

In re
     Richard Kean      deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Richard Keain being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Keain the sum of sixty pound sterling to be paid him three months after my decease by my wife out of my property for a compensation of his former service done me and to have meate drink and wearing aperl for the time he and my wife shall or may live together after and no charge to be made on him for the same.     And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal goods and chattels of what kind of nature soever I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife Bridget Keain whom I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight
Richard Keain (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Richard Keain to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator and of each other -
Dennis McGrath (LS) Edward Fitzgerald (LS) Thomas his X mark Foley (LS)
Harbor Grace 11th April 1808.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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