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Will of Patrick Mackay
Saint John's Newfoundland May 19th 1842. Know all men by these presents that I Patrick Mackay of St. John's being near my dissolution & having full confidence in the integrity & honesty of William Walsh and James Tobin do appoint them as my executors to my last will & testament & do feel assured that they will do to my wife & children the justice in such distribution of my property as they may conceive proper. I fully empower the said William Walsh and James Tobin to divide my estate after paying my lawful debts in such proportions among my family say my wife & children by my said wife as they may deem just & equitable and in no wise accountable to interference by law for such distribution I commend my family & wife to the care & protection of my friends above mentioned William Walsh & James Tobin & hope as they have both families of their own that they will act in this case with the strictest justice. Patrick Mackey his x mark. Witness, James Tubrid.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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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