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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Samuel Kennedy

 

Will of Samuel Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 pages 453 & 454, probate year 1920

In re Samuel Kennedy       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Kennedy of Trepassey in the District of Placentia and St. Marys [Farmer] do now(?) and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I will and bequeath to my wife Susane Kennedy my dwelling house and all my outhouses, and all my land cultivated and uncultivated. I will and bequeath that after my wife's death my dwelling house and all my outhouses shall go to my nephew Cornelius Kennedy of Edward. I will and bequeath that after my wife's death all my land shall go to my nephew Cornelius Kennedy of Edward excepting half the cow pen on the hill which I will give to John Kennedy of Patrick. And excepting half my long meadow [situated next to my brother Matthew's meadow] of which I will the upper or North half to my niece Bridget M. Kennedy of Matthew. And excepting land down on the Public Road known as the Farm of which I will and bequeath all my right and title to Susana Kennedy wife of John Kennedy. I will and bequeath to Cornelius Kennedy son of Edward all my right to Fish making Beach. I will and bequeath my cow to my wife while she lives, and after my wife's death I will the cow go to Cornelius Kennedy of Edward. I will and bequeath my horse, carriage, sleigh, slide, harness, and all other implements and chattels to Cornelius Kennedy of Edward. I will and bequeath to the Parish Priest of Trepassey one hundred dollars $100.00 for Requiem masses for the repose of my soul. I will and bequeath to the Parish Priest of Trepassey fifty dollars $50.00 for the relief of the suffering souls in Purgatory. I will and bequeath to the Parish Priest of Trepassey fifty dollars $50.00 for Requiem masses for the repose of my wife's soul. I will ten dollars for masses for my parents, and all my brothers and sisters. I will four $4.00 to the Parish Priest of Trepassey for Requiem masses for the repose of the soul of Patrick Duffy. I will ten $10.00 to the Nuns of Trepassey Convent.

  • I will to my brother Patrick Kennedy ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to my brother Cornelius Kennedy ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to my brother Matthew Kennedy ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to my brother Edward Kennedy ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to my sister Anastatia Waddleton ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to Bridget M. Kennedy of Matthew ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to John Kennedy of Patrick ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to Susanna Kennedy wife of John Kennedy $10.00
  • I will to Leo Kennedy son of John Kennedy five dollars $5.00
  • I will to Belvadier Orphanage ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to the Parish Priest of Trepassey ten dollars $10.00
  • I will to Cornelius Kennedy of Edward ten dollars $10.00
  • I will and bequeath for my funeral expenses and Head Stone fifty dollars $50.00.
  • I will to the Ecclesiastical Students fund ten dollars $10.00.
  • I will to Thomas Kennedy of my brother William $10.00.
  • I will to Samuel Kennedy of Patrick ten dollars $10.00.
  • I will and bequeath a strip of waterside extending West from the Beach at the end of my brother Matthew's flake, to stakes marking the place to John Kennedy of Patrick.
  • I will and bequeath the residue of my money to my wife as long as she lives. And after her death I will and bequeath that what is left or the residue at that time will go to the Ecclesiastical Students fund. I will that my bills or my wife's bills shall be first paid.
  • I hereby appoint my brother Edward Kennedy to be my Executor.

[Sgd] Samuel Kennedy.
William Molloy.   Michael Kennedy. Signed by the said Samuel Kennedy in our presence and by us in his presence on this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighteen.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 15/20
Kent J.
Probate granted to Edward
Kennedy may 19/20.
Estate sworn
at $2992.36

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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