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Will of Margaret Kennedy
This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Kennedy lawful wife of Wm. Kennedy Planter of Conception Harbor Conception Bay Nfld. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary despositions by at any time herefore made and declared this to be contain my last will and testament I hereby appoint my husband Wm. Kennedy & my lawful soninlaw Bernard J. St. John to be the executors and trustees of this my will I direct my executors to pay all my just debts furneral expenses as soon as may be done after my decease. I bequeath to my grand daughter Margaret M. St. John my gold watch and chain I bequeath to my second eldest daughter Margaret Hillyard all lands and dwelling house they have in their possession to have and to hold for ever and her heirs and executors. I bequeath to my oldest Bride J. St. John all lands and dwelling and outhouses and carriage horse & cows with what cash in the Bank of Montreal at St. John's deposited in my name Margaret Kennedy I bequeath the power to my lawful husband Wm. Kennedy to have controlling interest in the whole business untill after his death then the said B.J. St. John shall have and to hold for ever her heirs and executors. Margaret X (her mark) Kennedy.
(Listed in the margin)
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 6, 2003)
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