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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph A. Keith


Will of Joseph A. Keith
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 47-48 probate year 1867

In re
     Joseph A. Keith      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Joseph A. Keith of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Bailiff, I give devise and bequeath to my wife Jane T. Keith the whole of my estate property and effects belonging to me or to which I may be entitled at the time of my decease to hold to the said Jane T. Keith during her natural life and at her decease to be divided among the children of me the said Joseph A. Keith and the said Jane T. Keith then living to vest in the said children absolutely And I appoint the said Jane T. Keith as sole executrix of this my last will to carry the same into effect-
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John's aforesaid this 25th day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.
Joseph A. Keith (LS)
Signed sealed published and delivered by the said testator as and for his last will in the presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have subscribed the same as witnesses, John Prowse, John Henry Crocker.

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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