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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Kiely


Will of William Kiely
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 54 probate year 1921

In re

In the name of God, Amen. I William Kiely of Petty Harbor in the District of St. John's West, fisherman, being in failing health but of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in the manner following

  1. That all funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid.
  2. I will and bequeath to Clara Everard, daughter of James and Maud Everard the sum of One hundred dollars (100.00)
  3. I will and bequeath to my sister Mary Ann Chafe widow of the late Geoffry Chafe all the remainder of what I possess after the above has been paid.
  4. I give and bequeath to my nephew Lawrence Chafe son of Mary Ann Chafe, my house and furniture together with two gardens attached also a garden on the hill known as "Pancake"
  5. I give and bequeath to my nephew John Chafe also son of Mary Ann Chafe my bed and bedding.
  6. I do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint Henry Chafe son of the late Moses Chafe Executor to this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said Testator William Kiely have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this twenty-ninth day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty WILLIAM his X mark KIELY
Signed and delivered by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses
Witnesses Henry H. Chafe   William T. Chafe.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 27/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Henry chafe
June 27/21
Estate sworn
at $2195.65



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 28, 2002

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