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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Edward Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 123 to
125 probate year 1901
Edward Kennedy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Edward
Kennedy of Foxtrap South Shore Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland
Fisherman & Farmer, being weak in Body but of perfect mind & memory
do make and ordain this my last will and Testament
First I give
and bequeath unto my wife Jane Kennedy, my dwelling house, goods & chattles,
stable, cellar Flakes and the use of the Caplin Seine, horse & carts
harness & cattle and all my cultivated and uncultivated land north
of the Railroad (except a piece of land that I intend to give to my son
James) for her sole use and benefit while she is alive. after her death
my grandson William James Butler is to take possession
of all that I have bequeathed and given to my wife, on the following conditions
that he is to support my wife and do all in his power to make her comfortable.
If failing to support her and is unkind to her or should leave her, I give
her power to bequeath all the property I have given her to those that are
the kindest and best to her
To my son James Kennedy and my grandson
Edward John Kennedy I give and bequeath all the land that I possess inside
the Railroad to be equally divided between them there being about between
nine and ten acres bounded as follows on the south by Richard Ridout, East
by local road. west by Robert Hayes and on the North by Albert
my son James land. My son James must remove either the store or house he
is living in and place it on the land I have given him inside of Main road.
I also give and bequeath to my son James that piece of land north of the
Railroad and bounded on the north by John Butler. East by local road- west
by the river the letters A. K. cut in a rock being my north west boundary
and south by my own land there being no fence only a few stakes as a boundary
line or mark My grandson Edward John Kennedy must remove his fathers dwelling
house and stable and place both on the land I have given him inside the
Railroad on the land called Dunns Hill
Further I give to my daughter
Abigail and her husband Albert Butler the piece of land they have cleared
near the pond & at their death I desire it to go to my grandson William
James Butler according to the conditions above named.
Seine while it holds together is for the use of all my family especially
for my wife and the grapnels and loose gear are for the use of all my family
while they last. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul
all and every other former Testament, Wills and bequests ratifying and
confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of July
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three Edward
X (his mark) Kennedy.
Signed Sealed published pronounced and
declared by the said Edward Kennedy as his last will and Testament in the
presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Francis Frederick Furneaux Commissioner
of Supreme Court of Newfoundland Matthew
(Listed in the margin)
April 11. 01
April 16. 01
Wm. J. Butler
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