Another transcription of this will here: Mary Keefe

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 page 309 probate year 1873

Will of Mary Keefe


In the name of God Amen. I Mary Keefe being of sound mind memory and understanding and impressed with the great uncertainty of life and the certainty of death being desirious of to dispose my temporal affairs so that after my death no contentions may arise relative to the same and whereas I Mary Keefe of St. John's Newfoundland native of Trespassey born on the eighteenth of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty two do make ordain publish and declare this my last will and testament

First I bequeath my body to the dust whence it came and my soul to Gopd hoping for a happy immortality through the atoning merits of our Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world my desire is that my body be interred after a proper and the usual manner of interment,

Secondly I bequeath to John Carter my son in law all my right and title and interest in two meadows or pieces of ground in Trespassey one occupied or held by my brother Thomas Tobin bounded by Edward Hackett on the south east and by John Ryan and the Martins, the other held by Robert Tobin bounded by John Neal and Richard Curtis, together with the arrears of rent due by them Thomas Tobin due fourteen pounds cy and Robert Tobin due six pounds cy to be left him the said John Carter and disposed as he deem proper all debts on the property to be paid by him

Lastily I appoint James Heasy Victualler and John Trelegah Boot and Shoe Maker my whole and sole executor to this my last will and testament and direct that no security be required of them for the faithful discharge of the trust hereby resposed in them. In testimony whereof I have this ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventyone hereunto set my hand and affix my seal in presence of , James Heasey, John Trelagan, Mary X (her mark) Keefe (DS)

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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