Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 329-330 probate year 1874.

Will of Arabella Brett


This is the last will and testament of me Arabella Brett of Plymouth in the County of Devon England Widow. I give devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son Charles Edgar Keen Brett, a Lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy his heirs executors administrators and assigns all my lands tenements and hereditaments goods chattels debts and effects whatsoever belonging to me in the United Kingdom of England and Ireland also all my lands tenements hereditaments goods and chattels in the Island of Newfoundland and all my undivided share or shares of and in my late father Robert or Robin Keen’s Estate situated at Saint John’s Harbour Grace Greenspond Bonavista and Keels or in any other property belonging to the said estate situated elsewhere in the said Island to have and to hold the said lands tenements goods chattels debts effects share or shares and hereditaments aforesaid with their and every of their appurtenences unto the said Charles Edgar Keen Brett his heirs executors administrators and assigns and for his and their sole and absolute use benefit and behoof for ever And I hereby revoke and annul all former wills In witness whereof I the said Arabella Brett have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of December Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight.

Arabella Brett (seal) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Arabella Brett as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of her and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the word “appoint” having first been interlined between the eighth and ninth line from the bottom on the first page, Robt. Prowse, Samuel Mudge.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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