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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Kearney


Will of Mary Kearney
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 316 probate year 1858

In re
     Mary Kearney      deceased.

This is the last will of me Mary Kearney of St. John's Widow. I give and bequeath all my estate and effects whatsoever to my executors hereinafter named and their heirs upon trust to realize the same to the best advantage and to appropriate the same and the interest issues and proceeds thereof to the maintenance education and advancement in life of my children Mary Margaret and John Richard equally between them, the payment of such portion thereof as may remain unappropriated towards their maintenance and education to be made between to them when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years but should both of them die leaving no issue under the age of twenty one years I will that my brother Richard should hold what may then remain to his own use and behoof; but should my said brother Richard not then be living, I will and direct that what may so remain shall be paid to my sister Margaret Louisa. I appoint my said brother Richard and my friend Andrew Gowans executors of this my will.     I wish my mother during her lifetime to have the care of my children and after her decease my sister Margaret Louisa to have charge of my daughter and my brother the charge of my son. Mary her X mark Kearney.
Signed and published by the said testatrix as her last will in presence of us this 30th day of July A.D. 1853 having been read over and explained the testatrix being unable from swollen fingers to write & therefore making her mark, Hugh W. Hoyles, Andrew Gowans.

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 or typed 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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