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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Kenny


Will of William Kenny
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 245 & 246 probate year 1918

In re William Kenny       deceased

In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me, William Kenny of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Master Cooper. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentaary dispositions that may have been by me hitherto made, and declare this to be my last will and testament. I hereby appoint my wife, Clara Kenny, to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.

  1. I desired that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses first be paid.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath to the parish priest of St. Patrick's, for the time being, for masses for the repose of my soul, and the soul of my deceased wife, Mary, the sum of Twenty dollars [$20.00].
  3. The rest, remainder and residue of my estate of whatsoever description, and wheresoever situated, I give, devise and bequeath absolutely to my dear wife, Clara Kenny.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John's aforesaid this day of May A.D. 1913. Mr. William Kenny [LS] Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:-
M. Frank Summers     E. S. Pinsent

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov. 14/18
Kent J.
Nov. 25/18
to Clara
sworn at



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 and Eric Weller

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

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