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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(K)
John Kennedy

 

Will of John Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 470 probate year 1883
(The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1883, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.)

In re
      John Kennedy deceased.

I John Kennedy declare this to be my last will and testament. First I bequeath unto my three nephews John Kennedy Terrence Kennedy and Nicholas P. Kennedy the sum of £450. now in Bank to be equally divided between them the said three nephews. In Union Bank £250 Savings Bank £200. Secondly I bequeath unto my three nephews above mentioned my possessions and effects together with my household furniture to have and to hold for ever. Thirdly I hereby appointed John Kennedy as my executor in witness whereof I hereunto affix my signature John his X mark Kennedy, Signed in presence of us as witnesses this 2nd day of June A.D. 1883, Edmund Butler. Patrick McCarthy Terrence Kennedy Nicholas Kennedy Thomas Kennedy.

Certified Correct,
D.M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk & by Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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