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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Kearley
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 523-524
probate year 1912
James Kearley deceased.
The Last will and Testament
of James Kearley Merchant of Belleoram made this Twelfth day of January
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve. I James
Kearley being of sound mind and memory having all my faculties
intact do make this my last will and Testament.
First I give and bequeath
to my daughter Estella Jensen the sum of Three hundred dollars from my
Life Insurance policy. The balance of the policy to be divided equally
between my two daughters Hilda Kearley and Rebecca
The sum of Two hundred dollars in the house to be divided equally amongst
my three children Estella Jensen, Hilda Kearley and Rebecca
sum of Sixty dollars for my sister-in-law Priscilla Kearley.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath my Gold watch and chain to my nephew Thomas
I dispose of certain household furniture as follows: To Hilda
Kearley the organ to Rebecca Kearley the chiffonier; and to John
Kearley my Australian
ulster, to Horace Jensen my silver watch.
give and bequeath the house and land on which it stands and other furniture
in the house not specially mentioned between my two daughters Hilda
Kearley and Rebecca Kearley until they get married and both shall live together
in the house after being married
Sixthly. I give and bequeath
the piece of land and waterfront below the road in front of my house
to John Kearley and the piece where Estella
Jensen’s house is to
Seventhly I give and bequeath the bedstead which
I am now using and my ring to my daughter Rebecca Kearley I do hereby appoint Frederick
Curnew Sub - Collector at Belleoram to
be Executor of this my last will and Testament and he shall not be required
to give any bond for the carrying out of the same. All and any residue
that may remain I give and bequeath to my two daughters Hilda
Kearley and Rebecca Kearley to be divided equally between them. In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of January 1912
- James Kearley - (LS) The above instrument of two sheets was read over
to the said James Kearley and he declared it to be his
last will and testament, and signed the same in our presence Frederick
Curnew John James Kearley
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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