Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of John Kavanagh from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 336 probate year 1884
John Kavanagh deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I John Kavanagh of St. Johnís Gentleman do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament. First I direct that my executors hereinafter named shall as soon as possible after my decease pay and discharge all my just and lawful debts funeral and testamentary expenses. Second. To my executor hereinafter named I give devise and bequeath all and singular my goods chattels property and effects whatsoever to have hold receive and take the same in trust for my three daughters Eliza, Margaret and Ellen in equal shares amongst them such shares to be by them taken as separate estate free and clear of the debts liabilities and control of any husband. Thirdly. I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend William P. Walsh of St. Johnís merchant as executor of this my will and do revoke and declare null and void all former wills by me made. Dated at St. Johnís this 16th day of May A.D. 1881. Jno. Kavanagh. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament on the day and date above written. W.P. Walsh. Robert J. Kent.