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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Margaret Kent
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 591-592
probate year 1900
Last will and Testament of
Margaret Kent of St. John’s
This is the last will and Testament of
me Margaret Kent of St. John’s I hereby revoke all wills by me
at any time heretofore made and appoint James M. Kent of St. John’s
Barrister-at-law the Executor of this my last will and Testament and
I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be
paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease:
devise and bequeath unto my niece Mary Donnelly that piece of land together
with the dwelling house and shop on Water Street in St. John’s
at present occupied by Michael Kelly and it is my will and desire that
the said Mary Donnelly shall out of the rent received
for the same pay the sum of one hundred dollars per year for the saying
of Masses for the souls of my husband my son and myself
All the rest
residue and remainder of my property goods and chattels of every description
I give and bequeath to my Executor James M. Kent to hold the same in
trust for my grandchildren Margaret, or Rita, Kent Robert Kent
and Mary Kent until the youngest shall attain the age of twenty one years; to
devote the income arising from the said property to the education of
my grandchildren until the youngest thereof shall attain the said age
of twenty one years at which time my said Executor shall divide the said
property amongst the said grandchildren or the survivors of them in such
manner and in such proportions or shares as to him shall seem best provided
that my said grandchild Robert Kent if he so wishes
may take the farm and land at Kilbride in lieu of any other share or
proportion of the said property.
I direct and agree that my Executor
James M. Kent shall have and be entitled to receive
from and out of my estate and effects the same professional fees costs
charges and expenses commissions and percentage as if he were not Executor
or Trustee under this my will
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of May
one thousand eight hundred and ninety six. (Sgd) Margaret Kent.
Signed by the Testatrix and acknowledged by her to be her last will and
Testament in our presence who in her presence in the presence of each
other and at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses (sgd)
Martin W. Furlong (sgd) Donald M. Browning.
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Margaret Kent deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo H. Emerson
James M. Kent
May 11: 1900
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