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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Kelly



Will of Margaret Kelly from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 50 & 51 probate year 1913

In re Margaret Kelly      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me, Margaret Kelly of Portugal Cove Road wife of Patrick Kelly. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint William J. Higgins, of St. John's, Solicitor, the executor of this my will, I give and bequeath to my said executor the money which may be to my credit in the Government Savings Bank upon trust to pay thereout my funeral and testamentary expenses, and then to erect a monument at my grave and place an iron rail around said grave: to pay the sum of ten dollars each to my children Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Anne Fox, Anastatia Gladney and Maggie Kelly and my grand daughter Maggie Fox to be allowed sufficient to provide a suit of mourning. The balance of any money remaining to be devoted by my said executor to having masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my father and mother and my sister Anastatia Whelan said by Reverend Father Goff of Portugal Cove, or any other priest my said executor may decide.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at Portugal Cove Road aforesaid this twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine Hundred and thirteen - Margaret her X mark Kelly -
Signed Published and Declared by the Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in presence of us both being present at the same time, who at her request and in her presence have hereunto subscribed ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof the same having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who signed the same by making her mark thereto in our presence Matthew Fox    W. J. Higgins

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 29/13
Johnson J.
May 30/13
to William
J. Higgins
sworn at



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 July 8, 2002

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