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Will of Patrick Kenna
I Patrick Kenna Petty Harbour Road Saint John’s Farmer do make my last will and testament in presence of the undersigned witnesses. In the name of God Amen First i bequeath my soul to God my body to the earth I bequeath to my wife Bridget Kenna and my youngest daughter Annie Kenna all my property consisting of what land i hold in possession a dwelling house one horse with cart and harness and all my farming utensils to hold or dispose it as they think most advantidous to themselves. testator Patrick his X mark Kenna. Executors Michael Treacy, William Sinnott. Saint John’s Newfoundland, twenty seventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty one.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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