Will of Laurence Kennedy Vol. 3 page 63 probate year 1867

from Newfoundland Will Books

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

In re

Laurence Kennedy deceased.

I Lawrence Kennedy of Saint Johnís fisherman, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, I give and bequeath all my lands, tenements and premises to my children namely Bridget Hickey, wife of James Hickey, Mary Kennedy and Emma Kennedy for their own exclusive use and benefit free of the control of any husband they have or may have- To have and to hold the same as tenants in common and not as joint tenants subject to the following conditions that my said children shall pay all debts and funeral expenses and also annually pay to His Lordship the Right Reverend Dr. Mullock and his successors the sum of two pounds currency for Masses for my soul and the souls of my deceased mother and wife. I appoint Edward Morris to carry this my last will and testament into effect. I further will and desire that my sister Mary Connolly shall be permitted to use and occupy the house and garden she no holds from me during the remainder of her life then to revert to my said daughters to be held as aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of June A.D. 1859. Lawrence (his mark) X Kennedy. Signed declared and delivered in the presence of Jos. I. Little, Edward Morris. I Lawrence Kennedy of Saint Johnís do declare the following to be a codicil to my last will and testament, exceuted on the 11th of June instant, viz: I give devise and bequeath to my sister Mary Connolly the house ground and garden she now holds and occupied from me as described and mentioned in the last bequest contained in the foregoing will- to have and to hold the said house ground and garden to her and her assigns for ever. In witness whereof I Lawrence Kennedy have hereunto set my hand the sixteenth day of June A. D. 1859. Lawrence (his Mark) X Kennedy. Signed published and declared by the said Lawrence Kennedy as & for a codicil to his said will, Edward Morris.

Certified Correct, D.M. Browning, Registrar

Transcribed and contributed by Joanne Connors

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