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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Martin Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 203 probate
Martin Kennedy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Martin Kennedy of Torbay Road
farmer being of sound and disposing mind memory and disposition do make this
my last will and testament.
First. I revoke and cancel all former wills and
testamentary disposition made by me.
I will and direct that out of my estate all my debts and funeral and testamentary
expences be paid.
Third Subject to above I will and bequeath all
my farm land house barn and other building thereon and all other property of
which I may die possessed to my daughter Elizabeth Kennedy generally called
Lizzie for her use and benefit during her lifetime and should
she marry and leave a child or children her surviving then after her death
the said farm and buildings shall go to such child or if there be more than
one child to such children in equal shares provided that should my said daughter
die without isue or without leaving a child or children her surviving then
in such case said farm lands and buildings shall at her death go to the Roman
Catholic church at Torbay.
Last I nominate and appoint William R Howley R.C.
of St. John's as executor of this my last will and testament. Signed published
and declared as and for his last will and testament by the said Martin
Kennedy in our presence present at the same time who in his presence and at his request
and in the presence of each other the same having first been read over and
explained to the said Martin Kennedy in our presence this
15th day of January A. D. 1914. Martin X Kennedy have signed as witnesses Berth
Forsey William R Howley.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
granted to William
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