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Will of Edward Kelly
Know all men by these presents that I Edward Kelly Farmer of the
River Head of Harbor Grace being of sound mind and in the full possession of
all my mental faculties do hereby declare my last will and testament To my
lawful wife Margaret Kelley I bequeath the dwelling house with land on which
it is situated bounded on the north by Cooper Corner Road east by the property
of Mrs. Hennessey south by property of William Yetman and Patrick
by the property of Patrick Coady and James Russell.
Together with all the farm stock consisting of horse, slide, sleigh, cart,
carriage and harness. Also my cattle, cows and sheep and all other cattle on
my farm untill her decease. After the decease of my wife Margaret
said House and the ground on which it is situated to come into the possession
of my granddaughter Ellen Margaret Sullivan her heirs administrators
and assigns for ever. Also to my lawful wife Margaret
Kelly that piece of land bounded on the south
by southern Brook, after her decease to come into the possession of my grandson
Edward Sullivan, his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever- Also
to my lawful wife Margaret Kelley that piece of land bounded on the north by
Fishermans Road after her decease to come into the possession of my grandson
Maurice Sullivan his heirs executors administrators and assigns
for ever. Also to my lawful wife Margaret Kelley that piece of land commonly
called the Commons after her decease half to come into the possession of my
grand daughter Ellen Margaret Sullivan her heirs executors
administrators and assigns for ever. Also the other half of the said piece
of land to come into the possession of my son-in-law Jeremiah Sullivan, his
heirs, executors and administrators for ever, Also to my lawful wife Margaret
Kelley the house and ground situated in Harbor Grace bounded North by Harvey
Street East by property of George Rutherford, west and south by the property
of Robert and Maurice Colbert, after her decease to come in to the possession
of my grand daughter Ellen Margaret Sullivan her heirs executors administrators
and assigns for ever Also to my daughter Johanna Sullivan the sum of one shilling
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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