Will of John Kennedy vol.1 page 475 probate year 1845

from Newfoundlandís Will Books

(this will is reprinted exactly as it appears in the book)

In re

John Kennedy deceased.

I John Kennedy of Tickle Cove being weak of body but perfect in mind & memory do hereby signify this to be my last will and testament I do hereby will & bequeath unto my beloved brother William Kennedy of Ballinroe County of Cork the sum of Fifteen pounds sterling and the sum of Five pounds sterling to each of my beloved sisters say five pounds to my sister Honor, five pounds to my sister Ellen and five pounds to my sister Mary the above sums to bepaid out of money belonging to me invested in the Savings Bank of Waterford in the names of Thomas Ryan & David Ryan Junior. I do also will & bequeath unto the Reverend Nicholas Devereux the sum of five pounds sterling for the purpose of saying Masses for the benefit of my soul- I also bequeath unto Catherine & Mary Kelly Sr. of Tickle Cove, the sum of Five pounds currency to be paid them out of the money now in my possession in consideration of their care & attention to me during my sickness Also I will & bequeath a punt and all the fishing gear now belonging to me to Gabriel Ronan of Kings Cove And I also will & bequeath unto James Carroll of Kings Cove all my wearing apparel & my bed & bedding with this proviso that should James Carroll leave Kings Cove the bed aforesaid is to be given up to Patrick Prendergast I will unto William Killy my gun & powder Horn with all the powder and shot now belonging to me. I also will & bequeath unto William Curran of Tickle Cove my half of a Herring Net now held in conjunction between Wm. Curran and myself and after all just debs of mine are liquidated and the expences of my funeral which I wish to be as respectable as is consistent with a person in my sphere of life are all finally settled I will & bequeath unto Patrick Prendergast all money or monies that may in any way belawfully due to me. I also fully empower and desire the Reverend Nicholas Devereux & Patrick Prendergast to be my executors in this my last will and testament. As witness my hand at Tickle Cove in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight on the tenth day of February. John Kenedy (LS) Witnesses present, James Stewart. Nicholas Devereux. Codacil, N.B. I do hereby will and bequeath to Patrick Prendergast my watch now in St. Johnís. John Kenedy. Tickle Cove, tenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight. Witnesses present, J. Stewart, Nicholas Devereux.

Certified Correct, D.M. Browning, Registrar.

Transcribed and contributed by Joanne Connors

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