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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Kennedy
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 29 & 30 probate year 1913
In re John Kennedy deceased.
I John Kennedy M. M. Of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do this Twenty ninth day of October A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, make and publish this my last will and testament thereby revoking and annulling all and any other wills previously made by me.
- I give and bequeath unto my three sons William J. Kennedy Stanislaus Kennedy and Nicholas Kennedy all my right title and interest in and belonging to a fishing room situate at Sloop Cove Labrador with all fishing & tackle such as traps boats moorings grapnels and all other fishing gear in connection with said fishing room and used by me in the prosecution of the codfishery, to be equally divided and owned by them, but this shall not include any part of portion of my possessions previously granted or in any way disposed of previously.
- I give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret Kennedy my right title and interest in and belonging to a life policy in the name of my son Stanislaus Kennedy and held by me in possession. I also give and bequeath unto my wife my dwelling house situate in the court house fire break with the land on which it is built with all other connections and privileges belonging thereto
- I also give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret Kennedy my household furniture and effects not herein previously mentioned to be used by her as she may think fit during her life and at the time of her death to be disposed of as she may deem right and proper. And I hereby appoint my son William J. Kennedy my sole executor of this my last will and testament
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand on the date herein written - John his X mark Kennedy -
Signed by the Testator in our presence of us and signed by us in presence of each other as witnesses in the date herein written Patrick Joy Thomas P. Finn
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Wm. J. Kennedy
|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.
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