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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lawrence Kielly



Will of Lawrence Kielly
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 368 probate year 1904
(name is spelled Kiely, Kielly and Kieley in the will, and seems to be spelled Kielley in the will index)

The last will of Lawrence Kielly late of Petty Harbor Fisherman deceased.

I Lawrence Kielly of Petty Harbor of sound mind do hereby will give and bequeath all my right title and interest in a fishing room situated near the Public Beach in Petty Harbor and bounded on the east by Thomas Howletts room and on the west by Samuel Hanafords room) and always known as Kielly's room to my son Lawrence Joseph Kieley and he is to hold claim and possess the same fishing room after my death with the exception of a piece near the west end that I have given to my son John Kiely to erect a house on Given under my hand this day of our Lord one thousand eight hundred eighty seven Lawrence Kieley witnesses Thomas Stack

I certify the foregoing to be correct copy of the last will of Lawrence Kieley
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 2, 1904
Johnson J.
Letters of adm.
Cta granted
to John Kiely
on the 13th day
of June 1904
Estate sworn



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.

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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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