Will of John Kennedy vol.2 p.543 probate year 1864
Newfoundland will books
John Kennedy deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I John Kennedy of Fresh Water Road near Saint
Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland make this my last will and testament.
Imprimis I commit my soul to the mercy of my Redeemer and my body I leave to the
care of my brother William whom I appoint as my sole executor. I give and
bequeath to my two sons to be equally divided between them my whole property
personal and real as well as monies due to me and in case one should die before
he come of age the whole shall be for the survivor but if both should die then
all my property shall be equally divided between my two brothers William and
Patrick. Item my will is that the children shall be left in the care of their
mother who will have the produce of the farm and the interest received for any
monies which may remain after my debts shall be paid and the expense of sickness
and burial as long as she shall remain a widow subject nevertheless to the
directions of my brother William whom I leave guardian over my children during
their minority. As witness my hand in Freshwater aforesaid this first of
September 1864 John X(his mark) Kennedy.
Priest John Roche, James Power, Alice Kenneddy.
Certified Correct,D. M. Browning,Registrar
Contributed by Joanne Connors
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