Share/Save/Bookmark

Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(O)
John O'Keefe

 

Will of John O'Keefe
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 322 probate year 1858

In re
     John O'Keefe      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I John O'Keefe of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Cooper being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament It is will and desire that my body be decently interred and all my lawful debts be paid I will and bequeath to the Nuns of the Sisters of Mercy Convent all the money and property I may die possessed of in trust for the benefit of the poor of Saint John's to be given by the Sisters to the Poor that are most in want I ordain nominate and appoint Patrick Brazil my executor hereby revoking and annulling all former wills made by me Signed sealed published and declared by me on the twenty sixth day of March 1857 and presence of, John O'Keeffe (LS)     P. Brazil, John Quinn.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2016)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]