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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(K)
Michael Keough

 

 

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

Will of Michael Keough (from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 135 probate year 1918)

In re Michael Keough       deceased

This is the last will of Michael Keough of Plate Cove in the District of Bonavista. I Michael Keough hereby give devise and bequeath to my wife Annie Keough all my part of land that is between my brother Andrew and me also my waterside with stage store and flakes trap net and all fishing gear house and all it contains while her name is Annie Keough in case of her changing her name or at her death is is all to go to my son John Keough and I appoint Nicholas Chivers to be my Executor This my last will and testament Dated at Plate Cove this day April 21st 1912 Michael X Keough His Mark witness Michael Walsh   Jeremiah X Driscoll

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
June 5/18
Johnson J.
Probate
June 17/18
granted to
Nicholas
Chivers
Estate
sworn at
$790.00


Part 2 - as submitted by Vince Hunter on March 8, 2002

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

The petition of Nicholas Cheivers of Plate Cove, in the Electoral District of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Fisherman.

HUMBLY SHEWETH:-

  1. Michael Keough late of Plate Cove aforesaid, Fisherman, died in Plate Cove aforesaid on the 23rd. day of April, 1912, having first made and published his last Will and testament which is hereto annexed marked "A".
  2. Your petitioner is the sole executor named in the said Will.
  3. The testator left him then surviving his widow Annie, since deceased, one son John, since deceased and three daughters namely, Margaret, since deceased, and Gertrude and Mary both still living.
  4. The paper-writing hereto annexed marked "B" is a just full and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said testator at the time of his death as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain.
  5. No letters of Probate of any Will or Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said deceased have been granted by your Honourable Court.

Your petitioner prays that Probate of the said Will be granted to him and as in duty bound will ever pray &c.

Plate Cove this 31st day of May 1918.

Nicholas Cheivers

Newfoundland
Kings Cove, to-wit.
I Nicholas Cheivers of Plate Cove in the Electorial District of Bonavista, Fisherman, 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 Kings Cove
Aforesaid this 31st day of May 1918.
Nicholas Cheivers

Chasls Le Cusconte
Comm. Sup. Court

"A"

(Hand Written)
This is the last Will of Michael Keough of Plate Cove in the District of Bonavista.
I Michael Keough here by give devise and bequeath to my wife Annie Keough all my part of Land that is between my brother Andrew and me also my water side with stage store and flakes trap net and all fishing gear house and all it contains while her name is Annie Keough in case of her changing her name or at her death is is all to go to my son John Keough and I appoint Nicholas Cheivers to be my executor this my last will and testament.

Said at Plate Cove this day April 21st 1912

Michael X Keough his mark

Witness
Michael Walsh
Jeremiah X Driscoll

"B"

General Description of PropertyValue or Amount
Lands, houses, stores, &c., and any interest in land405.00
Household Goods and Furniture160.00
Cash on Hand50.00
Ships, boats, Nets, and other Outfit for fishery135.00
Horses, Horned Cattle, sheep and swine20.00
Farming Implements, and Produce of all kinds  20.00
 $ 790.00

 

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 on September 7, 2001 by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Part 2 (Original Will) contributed on March 8, 2002 by Vince Hunter

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 11, 2002

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