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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(K)
Catherine Keough

 

Part 1 - as submitted by Judy Benson and her team November 2001

Will of Catherine Keough
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 439 probate year 1920

In re Catherine Keough       deceased

I, Catherine Keough, of Bonavista, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament, revoking any previous Will or Testament made by me,

  1. I hereby appoint my cousin, John J. Keough, to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament, directing him to pay all my just and lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
  2. After the payment of my just and lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give devise and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars [$200.00] for low Masses for my soul.
  3. The residue of my estate, I bequeath to my friend, Mrs. Mary House, wife of William House of George, provided that I am living with her at the time of my death, to be her own property absolutely.
  4. In the event of my leaving Mrs. Mary House's home to take up residence elsewhere, should my said cousin John J. Keough be living at the time of my decease, then I direct that the residue of my estate, shall be his own property absolutely.

In witness whereof I have set my hand this thirteenth day of September, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Katherine her X mark Keough. Signed, published and declared, by the said Testatrix, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, both present at the same time, and in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution thereof. The said Will being first read over and explained. H. J. Swyers.   Florrie House.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 21/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to John J. Keough
April 23/20.
Estate sworn
at $600.00


 

Part 2 - as submitted by Vince Hunter on March 20, 2002

To the Honourable the Supreme Court Of Newfoundland or one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.

The Petition of John J. Keough of Bonavista in the Electoral District of Bonavista, Accountant.

HUMBLY SHEWETH:-

  1. Catherine Keough late of Bonavista aforesaid, Spinster, died at Bonavista aforesaid on the 4th day of march 1920, having first made and published her last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed marked "A".
  2. Your Petitioner is the sole executor named in the said Will.
  3. A just full and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said testatrix at the time of her death and as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain are set forth in the paper-writing hereto annexed marked "B".
  4. No Letters of Administration or Probate of any Will of the said deceased have issued from your Honourable court.
  5. Your Petitioner prays that Letters of Probate of the said will be granted to him and as in duty bound will ever pray etc.
St. John's this 10th day of April, 1920.

John J. Keough

Newfoundland
St. John's      to-wit:-
I, John J. Keough of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Accountant, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition make oath and say that the matters and things therein set forth are just and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

SWORN before me at St. John's aforesaid
John J. Keough
This 10th day of April, 1920.
Simon (?)
Clerk

"A"

I, CATHERINE KEOUGH, of Bonavista, in the Dominion Of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament, revoking any previous Will or Testament made by me, and

  1. I hereby appoint my cousin, John J. Keough, to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament, directing him to pay all my just and lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
  2. After the payment of my just and lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give devise and bequeath the sum of TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) for low Masses for my soul.
  3. The residue of my estate, I bequeath to my friend, Mrs. Mary House, wife of William House of George, provided that I am living with her at the time of my death, to be her own property absolutely.
  4. In the event of my leaving Mrs. Mary house's home to take up permanent residence elsewhere, should my said cousin John J. Keough be living at the time of my decease, then I direct that the residue of my estate, shall be his own property absolutely.

In witness whereof I have set my hand this thirteenth day of September, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Catherine her X mark Keough

Signed, Published and declared, by the said Testatrix, as and for her last Will and testament, in the presence of us, both present at the same time, and in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of each, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution thereof. The said Will being first read over to her and explained.
G.J.S(?)
Florrie House

"B"

INVENTORY AND VALUATION.
J. W. Withers, King's Printer

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(hand-written at top of page)
Referred from the petition of John J. Keough dated the 10th day of April 1920 and verified by his affidavit sworn before me this 10th day of April 1920.
Simon ??
Clerk

In the Estate of Catherine Keough     Deceased

Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased:

 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY VALUE OR
AMOUNT
Lands, Houses, Stores, &c., and any interest in Land  
Household Goods and Furniture  
Stock in Trade  
Book Debts and Promissory Notes  
Moneys secured by Mortgage  
Moneys due under Life Insurance  
Bank and other Stock, Shares in Companies, &c.  
Securities for Moneys 600
Cash on Hand  
Cash in Bank  
Ships, Boats, Nets, and other Outfit for the Fishery  
Horses, Horned Cattle, Sheep and Swine  
Farming Implements, and Produce of all kinds  
Other Property not before mentioned (if any)  
  600

 

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.

Part 1 Contributed November 2001 by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Part 2 contributed March 2002 thanks to Vince Hunter

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 20, 2002

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