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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
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Part 2 - as submitted by Vince Hunter on March 8, 2002
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one
The petition of Nicholas Cheivers of Plate Cove, in the Electoral District of Bonavista, Newfoundland, Fisherman.
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.
SWORN before me at Kings Cove
Chasls Le Cusconte
Said at Plate Cove this day April 21st 1912
Michael X Keough his mark
|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 2 (Original Will) contributed on March 8, 2002 by Vince Hunter
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 11, 2002
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