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 page 195-196 probate year 1855

Will of Laurence O'Keefe
Transcriber's Note:These names are spelled Laurence and Lawrence, O’Keefe and Keef in the will; Lawrence Keef in the will index.)

In re

Laurence O’ Keefe deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Lawrence O’ Keefe of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Shipowner I will and bequeath to my dearly beloved sons William Keefe, James Keefe, Thomas Keefe and Richard Keefe my schooner called the “Maria” with all her gear and materials as she is now lies in Harbor Grace also all my fishing room and property at Corbets Harbor Labrador

To my dearly beloved wife Rebecca Keefe I give and bequeath all my money funded and unfunded for the use of herself and my three youngest children that is to say Edmund John Keefe, Michael Keefe and Frances Keefe I will and bequeath the ground I purchased from William Charles Saint John, Esquire, to my daughter Frances Keefe I give and bequeath my interest in the house I now live in to my wife Rebecca Keefe     I hereby nominate and appoint my dearly beloved wife Rebecca Keefe sole executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Harbor Grace aforesaid this twenty eight day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five A.D. 1855, the words “lies in Harbor Grace” interlined.

Lawrence his X mark Keefe (LS)

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named testator putting his mark and seal to this last will and testament the same having first been read over and explained to the said Lawrence Keefe in his hearing and in our hearing.

John Stark, Arehd Munn, Richard Condon.

Certified correct,

D. M. Browning


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