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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Keefe


Will of Margaret Keefe
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 381 probate year 1919

In re Margaret Keefe       deceased

The last will and testament of me Margaret Keefe of Bristol's Hope, in the District of Carbonear Newfoundland - Widow.

  1. I give and bequeath to my nephew James Moores of Harbor Grace all my land at Bristol's Hope aforesaid together with the dwelling house, outhouses and all that is in said dwelling house.
  2. I also give and bequeath to the said James Moores any money that I may have in bank after the payment of my funeral expenses and my just debts.
  3. It is my wish that the said James Moores shall set aside a sum of money for mass offerings for the repose of my soul. [From what ever money that will remain after the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses] that he will consider reasonable and just to me.
  4. And I hereby nominate and appoint my said nephew James Moores Executor to this my last will and testament, made at Harbor Grace Newfoundland, this eighth day of May A.D. nineteen hundred and nineteen. Margaret her X mark Keefe.

Signed, published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament [after being first read over and explained to her] in presence of us, who in her presence, at her request, and in presence of each other subscribed our names thereto as witnesses. John Casey. James Hennessy.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct. 21/19
Kent J..
Probate granted
to James
Moore Oct. 26/19.
Estate sworn
at $1055.69



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 25, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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