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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(K)
Matthew Kelly

 

 

Will of Matthew Kelly
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 375 probate year 1923

In re MATTHEW KELLY.      DECEASED.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Matthew Kelly, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Cabman. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I appoint my wife Katherine to be the Executrix of this my will. I give and bequeath to my said wife for her own use absolutely all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's this Fourth day of June, A.D. 1918. MATTHEW KELLY.
Signed, Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence and at his request hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. W. J. Higgins.   K. Sinnott.

CORRECT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 18/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Catherine
Kelly. May 18/23
Estate sworn
at $6627.14

 

 

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 June 24, 2002

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