James Daniel KENNEDY and Mary COOKE / COOK
Ireland to North Gower area
New March 3, 2005:

Hi guys
Al, here's another for you. If you happen to be the area over the next months, could you take a picture of this farm / farms. I had put a vision in my head as I transcribed the Last Will & Testament.
Mike - I thought you would like to read the Last Will for fun. Interesting both James and Mary died on the 30th day of March in different years.
Take care
Taylor Kennedy
 
Descendants of James Daniel Kennedy 

Generation No. 1 

1.  JAMES DANIEL KENNEDY was born Abt. 1804 in Ireland, and died March 30, 1882 in 
Nepean Township, Carleton County, Province of Ontario.  He married MARY COOK(E) March 02, 
1835 in Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa, Carleton County, daughter of GEORGE COOK(E) and SARAH 
(CHADWICK). 

Notes for JAMES DANIEL KENNEDY:
Note that the name "DANIEL" was taken from the record of baptism of his daughter ANNIE.
Buried in St. Patrick's RC Church Cemetery in Fallowfield and the Inscription reads as follows;

James Kennedy, died March 30, 1882, aged 78 years 
His wife, Mary, died March 30, 1900, aged 87 years
Annie, died April 28, 1886, aged 38 years

From the Ontario Archives, microfilm GS1, Reel # 770, Ref.# 1073 

UNTO THE SURROGATE COURT OF THE COUNTY OF CARLETON 

  The Petition of Mathew O'Connor in the Township of North Gower in the County of 
  Carleton, Yeoman, and John O'Callaghan the younger of the same place, License Inspector. 

  Humbly Sheweth - That JAMES KENNEDY late of the Township of North Gower in the County 
  of Carleton, yeoman deceased, died on or about the Thirtieth day of March in the 
  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two at the Township of North Gower 
  in the County of Carleton and that the said deceased at the time of his death has 
  a fixed place of abode in the said Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton.

  That the said deceased in his lifetime duly made his Last Will and Testament bearing 
  the date the Eleventh day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
  and seventy eight.

  That your Petitioners are the executors named in the said Will. That the value of 
  the personal estate and effects of the said deceased which in any way died possessed 
  of or entitled to, and for and in respect to which Probate of the said Will is to 
  be granted are of or about the value of xxxx to the best of your Petitioners 
  knowledge and belief.

  Wherefore your Petitioners pray that Probate of the said Will of the said 
  deceased may be granted to them by this Honorable Court dated the 24th day of March A.D. 1883.

   Signed by MATHEW O'CONNOR and JOHN O'CALLAGHAN Jr. 

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

  I JAMES KENNEDY in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the 
  Province of Ontario, yeoman, being of sound mind and memory and of disposing judgment 
  and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make, contain, publish 
  and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills 
  and Testaments by me made.

  First after all my just debts, funeral, Testamentary and other costs and charges 
  are paid, the residue of my estate both real and personal, I give, devise, 
  bequeath and dispose of as follows, that is to say…

  To my son LEWIS KENNEDY his heirs and assigns forever, I give, devise and bequeath 
  all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, 
  lying and being in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the 
  Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada containing by admeasurements one hundred 
  acres be the same more or less and being composed of the South half of Lot Number 
  Seventeen in the Fourth Concession of the said Township of North Gower but subject 
  however to the terms and conditions and the payment of the legacies and annuities 
  hereinafter mentioned and expressed.

  To my son LUKE KENNEDY his heirs and assigns forever, I give, devise and bequeath 
  all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying 
  and being in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province 
  of Ontario and Dominion of Canada containing by admeasurements one hundred acres 
  be the same more or less and being composed of the South half of Lot Number Seven 
  in the Third Concession of the said Township of North Gower but subject however to 
  the terms and conditions and the payment of the legacies and annuities hereinafter 
  mentioned and expressed.

    To my son JOHN KENNEDY his heirs and assigns forever, I give, devise and bequeath 
    all and singular that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying 
    and being in the Township of North Gower in the County of Carleton in the Province 
    of Ontario and Dominion of Canada containing by admeasurements fifty acres be the 
    same more or less and being composed of the Rear half of the North half of Lot 
    Number Twelve in the Second Concession of the said Township of North Gower but 
    subject however to the terms and conditions and the payment of the legacies and 
    annuities hereinafter mentioned and expressed.

  To my beloved wife MARY KENNEDY and to each of my daughters JANE KENNEDY, 
  MARGARET KENNEDY, ANNIE KENNEDY and THERESA KENNEDY for and during their natural 
  lifetime, I give and bequeath a home at my residence the use of my dwelling house, 
  wood shed, old milk house with the South half of the Fraser Barn or cowhouse and the 
  left overhead and the kitchen garden now in use, the half acre or corn patch at the 
  front door of my dwelling house and the half acre now used as a hay pasture lying 
  between the buildings upon my premises and the lands of WILLIAM MOFFAT and the said 
  pieces of ground to be properly prepared and planted each year with such crop or 
  crops as they may desire, together with the use of one half of the sugar bush. 
  To my said wife and to each of my said daughters JANE KENNEDY, MARGARET KENNEDY, 
  ANNIE KENNEDY and THERESA KENNEDY I give and bequeath one cow and two ewes the same 
  to be any they may choose to select out of my stock, together with food and wholesome 
  pasture in summer and the same of the barnyard (or feed from such straw as may be 
  grown upon the premises from year to year) in the winter and one ton of good turned 
  hay for each to be placed upon the cowshed loft annually and used by them as they 
  may think fit and should any cow or cows die or be disabled in any way, so owned 
  by my aforesaid wife or daughters the same shall be placed at the expense of my 
  said son LEWIS KENNEDY. To my said beloved wife and my daughters JANE KENNEDY, 
  MARGARET KENNEDY, ANNIE KENNEDY and THERESA KENNEDY I give abd bequeath cojointly 
  the sum of xxxx dollars per annum, together with twenty five cords of good wood the 
  said wood to be piled and out ready for use in my woodshed. An further I give and 
  bequeath to my beloved wife and daughters JANE KENNEDY, MARGARET KENNEDY, ANNIE 
  KENNEDY and THERESA KENNEDY all my household furniture, stoves, beds and bedding, 
  dogurn etc., of which I may be seized or possessed at the time of my death. To each 
  of my aforesaid daughters in the event of their marriage but not otherwise I give 
  and bequeath the sum of xxxx dollars together with a good and respectable outfit 
  such in one as is used for girls in their circumstances to have, the said sum of 
  xxxx dollars to be paid to them in two payments within one and two years respectively 
  after such marriage by my aforesaid sons in the following proportion that is to say my 
  son JOHN KENNEDY to pay the sum of xxx dollars. My said son LUKE KENNEDY the sum of xxx 
  dollars and my said son LEWIS KENNEDY to provide the aforementioned outfit and pay 
  the sum of xxx dollars and in the event of any of my said daughters marrying their 
  proportion of the annuity and interest and home at my residence and use of lands 
  and buildings herein before expressed shall immediately cease and determine and 
  should the number of the members of my family by death or marrying be reduced to two 
  then and in that case the annuity so mentioned shall be xxx dollars per annum and 
  further should sickness or death occur to any of my aforesaid family while residing 
  at my residence all debts, bills, funeral and other costs and charges are to be paid 
  for them independent of the aforementioned annuity. 

  To my daughter SARAH HART .... 

  To my daughter MARY FOYER and to each of my sons JAMES KENNEDY and MICHAEL KENNEDY ... 

  To my son JOHN KENNEDY I give and bequeath all the personal effects, agricultural 
  implements, horses etc. now held and used by him. 

  To my son LUKE KENNEDY I give and bequeath all the personal effects, agricultural 
  implements, horses etc. now held and used by him.   

  And should my present place of residence be accidentally destroyed by fire or 
  otherwise then and in that case my said son LEWIS KENNEDY shall immediately erect a 
  good and comfortable house and other buildings for the accommodations of my said 
  beloved wife and daughters to reside therein and it is my wish and desire that my 
  said beloved wife and daughters shall at all times have ingress and egress, to and 
  from my place of residence and through and over all fields necessary for them to 
  travel both for themselves and all teams, vehicles and visitors whilst they may have.

  
Notes for MARY COOK(E):

Also on March 2, 1835, a Conditional Baptism for Mary Cook who may have formerly been 
received in the Catholic Church, aged 20 years, daughter of George Cook and Sarah Chaddick 
(Chadwick) by the Rev'd T. O'Meara, in Notre Dame Basilica in Ottawa. The witnesses were 
Daniel Boyle and Rebecca Cook. 

Buried in St. Patrick's RC Church Cemetery in Fallowfield and the Inscription reads as follows;

James Kennedy, died March 30, 1882, aged 78 years 

His wife, Mary, died March 30, 1900, aged 87 years

Annie, died April 28, 1886, aged 38 years 

... Taylor Kennedy
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Note: Taylor has more information on the descendants of James Daniel Kennedy and 
Mary Cooke / Cook. Some of the surnames included are Hart, Douras and Cosgrove.

E-mail Taylor Kennedy and Al Lewis

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