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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 475 probate year 1845.
This name is spelled Kennedy and Kenedy in the will book and Kennedy in the will index.
John Kennedy deceased.
I John Kennedy of Tickle Cove being weak of body but perfect in mind & memory do hereby signify this to be my last will and testament I do hereby will & bequeath unto my beloved brother William Kennedy of Ballinroe County of Cork the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling and the sum of Five pounds sterling to each of my beloved sisters say five pounds to my sister Honor, five pounds to my sister Ellen and five pounds to my sister Mary the above sums to be paid out of money belonging to me invested in the Savings Bank of Waterford in the names of Thomas Ryan & David Ryan Junior.
I do also will & bequeath unto the Reverend Nicholas Devereux the sum of five pounds sterling for the purpose of saying Masses for the benefit of my soul- I also bequeath unto Catherine & Mary Kelly Sr. of Tickle Cove, the sum of Five pounds currency to be paid them out of the money now in my possession in consideration of their care & attention to me during my sickness Also I will & bequeath a punt and all the fishing gear now belonging to me to Gabriel Ronan of Kings Cove And I also will & bequeath unto James Carroll of Kings Cove all my wearing apparrel & my bed & bedding with this proviso that should James Carroll leave Kings Cove the bed aforesaid is to be given up to Patrick Prendergast I will unto William Killy my gun & powder Horn with all the powder and shot now belonging to me. I also will & bequeath unto William Curran of Tickle Cove my half of a Herring Net now held in conjunction between Wm. Curran and myself and after all just debs of mine are liquidated and the expenses of my funeral which I wish to be as respectable as is consistent with a person in my sphere of life are all finally settled I will & bequeath unto Patrick Prendergast all money or monies that may in any way be lawfully due to me. I also fully empower and desire the Reverend Nicholas Devereux & Patrick Prendergast to be my executors in this my last will and testament.
As witness my hand at Tickle Cove in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight on the tenth day of February.
John Kenedy (LS) Witnesses present, James Stewart. Nicholas Devereux.
Codicil, N.B. I do hereby will and bequeath to Patrick Prendergast my watch now in Saint John's. John Kenedy. Tickle Cove, tenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight. Witnesses present, J. Stewart, Nicholas Devereux.
D. M. Browning
|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.
Contributed by Judy Benson and also by Joanne Connors Parandjuk
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 26, 2003)
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