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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Stephen Kennedy
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 28 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
Stephen Kennedy deceased.
In the name of God. Amen. I Stephen Kennedy of Conception Bay, planter do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Firstly. I will and devise to my wife Anne Kennedy my dwelling house and land adjoining it on which I now reside for her sole use and benefit after my death for and during her natural life or while she remains unmarried.
Secondly. To my son Stephen John Kennedy I will and desire my farm at Healy's Pond for his sole use and benefit
Thirdly. I will and desire that all the property heretofore left to my said wife shall be and become the property of my son William upon the death of my said wife
Fourthly I hereby appoint William Kennedy of Conception Bay, Merchant executor to this my last will and hereby revoke all other wills that may have been made by me.
Dated at St. John's this 27th day of May A.D. 1902 Stephen Kennedy
signed sealed and delivered as and for his last will and testament by the said testator in our presence at his request and in the presence of each other we have subscribed our names as witnesses R. Anderson Squires A.J. Cochrane.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Stephen Kennedy.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
on the 9
day of December
|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. |
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