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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Keefe


Will of Thomas Keefe
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 536 probate year 1906

Keefe Thomas.       Last will of

In the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five on the first day of May in said year I Thomas Keefe do make this my last will and testament. I bequeat my body to the earth and my soul to God. The house with garden included that I am living in belong solely to my son Thomas Augustine and my wife Ellen to hold equal possession with aforesaid son for the term of her natural life. The house my son Daniel is living in belong to him in fee simple To my son Robert I leave a plot of the land I am living on to build a house and a kitchen garden attached. And I give my three aforesaid sons an equal share of the land that we are all living on at present. The land known as the Quarry farm I leave to my three aforesaid sons to hold jointly between them. My two cod traps and boat and my fishing gear etc. I leave to my three aforesaid sons with my wife Ellen to have an equal share to the profits of the earnings of aforesaid fishing gear. I wish to have it understood that if either of my sons disagree with the other two and don't pay his bills and squanders his earnings foolishly to the loss of his two brothers I disinherit him of all claim on my aforesaid property and his share is then to go to his other two brothers to my Grand Dauter and grandson I leave ten Dollars each. Joseph and Mary Keefe and the remaining portion of my money I leave to my wife and son Thomas Agustine And to my neice Mary Brennan I leave ten Dollars also And to my son Thomas Agestine I leave my mare. I Thomas Keefe in my sound senses do solemnly declare in presence of undersigned witness that the aforesaid will and testament is correct. Thomas his X mark Keefe
Witness Michael Slaney.   William Task

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Thomas Keefe
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 17/05
Emerson J.
Admin. C.t.a.
Thos A. Keefe
11 Jan. 1906
Thomas G. Costello
Hillary C. Carey



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 23, 2002

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