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 2 pages 179-180 probate year 1855.

Will of Thomas Carew


(This name is spelled Carew, Keary and Kearey in the will and Carew in the will index.)

In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Kearey of Gower Street adjoining the Kings Road in the town of Saint Johnís Newfdland, Cooper, being about to take a voyage by sea and considering the dangers and risks of life attending same and also the sickness prevailing in the country I am about to visit and being of sound mind and memory and in good bodily health do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz, I first will and bequeath after my decease my immortal soul into the hands of the Almighty God who gave it and next my body to the earth to be entered in a Christian like and decent manner and I order all my just and lawful debts to be paid. I next will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Kearey after my decease all my right title and interest in all the houses and buildings erected by me in Saint Johnís and all my furniture in my dwelling house and all other property belonging to me for her the said Margaret Kearey to have hold and use the same as she thinks fit during her natural life and after her decease I will and bequeath the said property to my two beloved sons James and Joseph Keary equally but in case my son Patk Kearey now absent several years should return to this country again after my decease and conduct himself in a quiet orderly and sober manner and work with his brothers and assist every way in his power for the general good of all the family I then will and bequeath him after my wifeís decease the one third of my property him to share equal alike with his two brothers but should he not conduct himself in such manner as aforesaid he is to have nothing of my property whatsoever as he did not assist in realiseing it. I also will and order my said wife Margaret Kearey to see this my last will and testament executed.

In witness whereof I the said Thomas Kearey have hereunto my hand seal subscribed and set at Saint Johnís Newfoundland the twenty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

Thomas his X mark Kearey (LS)

In the presence of James Hackett.

Certified correct, D. M. Browning

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