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Will of Edward Kenny
In the name of God Amen. The twenty second day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventyfive. I Edward Kenny of Bay Roberts Conception Bay Island of Newfoundland being advanced in years and wake and feeble of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors without any pageantry. And as touching such worldly estate wherein it pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, That is to say immediately after my death and burial my land house and property to be sold to the best purchaser and from the proceeds thereof to be purchased two Altarpices one for each of the two small Altars in Bay Roberts Chappel or for any other decoration which the parrish priest at the time being may think fit Whom I constitute my sole executor. and the remainder to be by same Parrish Priest applied to the benefit of my soul and those of my deseased parents. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testament wills legacies bequest and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
Edward Kenny (LS) Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Edward Kenny as his last will and testament in presence of the subscribers, Mark Delaney, James Culleton, Patrick Delaney.
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. 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.
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