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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Paul Kelly



Will of Paul Kelly
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 149 probate year 1922


Last will of Paul Kelly. Holyrood North.
I, Paul Kelly make this my last will and testament.

  1. I give to my sons Richard and Patrick all my property known as "Inside" property to be equally divided between them, viz, the N.E. half to Richard and S. W. To Patrick, the marsh also to be shared equally between Richard and Patrick.
  2. to my wife I give all my "Outside" land and 4 rooms in back portion of my house whilst she lives. After her death the "Outside" land is to be equally divided between Richard and Patrick and her part of house goes to Richard.
  3. I give to my wife my Cow and Horse
  4. Richard is to assist Patrick to build a house
  5. He is also to have two Masses for repose of my soul.
  6. I give to my sons Richard & Patrick four acres of land near the "Country Path" Road. If any of my daughters require piece of land I desire my sons to give them portion of country Path property.

I declare this my last will and testament. PAUL KELLY.
Signed and sealed in our presence this first day of June 1907. Witnesses Wm. X Penney     G. Murphy. Holyrood June 1, 1907.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 10/22
Horwood C.J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
Richard Kelly
Jan 12/22.
Estate sworn
at $720.00



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 15, 2002

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