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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Keefe


Will of Mary Keefe
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 488-489 probate year 1887

In re
      Mary Keefe deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Mary Keefe relict of the late Edward Keefe of Mosquito being of sound mind memory and understanding.    First I give devise and bequeath all and singular that portion of the estate of my late brothers James Neagle and Hugh Neagle (situate in Mosquito aforesaid) which portion of said estate that I have recovered by law unto my daughter Susanna Keefe and to her heirs executors administrators and assigns-    Also I give devise and bequeath all and singular that dwelling house and land situate in Mosquito aforesaid known as Edward Keefe’s Farm unto my son Patrick Keefe for and during his natural life and from and immediately after his death unto my grandchildren the children of my late son John Keefe and to their heirs executors administrators and assigns-    I appoint my son Patrick Keefe aforesaid and my son-in-law William Keefe executors to this my last will and testament.     In witness whereof I do hereby set and subscribe my hand and seal at the Grove Harbor Grace this 15 day of February 1884.     Mary Keefe.    Witnesses James Wall,     John J. Keefe.

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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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