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|Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.|
Will of John McKee
This is the last will and testament of me John McKee of Carbonear in Conception Bay within the Island of Newfoundland Dealer and Chapman, Imprimis I request that my executors hereinafter named do immediately after my decease lock up and secure all my effects and take possession of all keys cash and other valuables in trust for my several children hereinafter mentioned and I do further request that my said executors will cause my body to be decently interred in a vault at Carbonear and that after all my funeral and other expenses are defrayed and all other debts and demands lawfully due and received and paid they will invest all cash that can be immediately realized into Government security and my remaining property hereafter to be disposed of to the best advantage to benefit the estate. And if the proceeds thereof be above twenty pounds that also to be vested in the like security but if the sum be less than this it is to be appropriated by my wife Providence McKee or otherwise for the benefit of my children then I bequeath all the interest arising from all such monies as may be vested in Government security as also the entire use of the dwelling house and premises now occupied by me at Carbonear to my said wife Providence McKee towards educating maintaining and supporting my said children and herself during such time only as she shall remain a widow. Should she be again married or die my wish is that my executors do take the sole and immediate charge of all monies premises and effects then remaining for the sole use and benefit of my then surviving children and provided that each of my said children avow a continuance in my religious faith untill my youngest surviving child shall become twenty one years of age Then I give unto my several children namely Matthew, John, Ann, Providence and Betsey all such monies as may have been vested in Government security and with all my personal estate of every kind whatsoever (Except twenty pounds and my house and premises at Carbonear) to each of them share and share alike but if any one or more of my aforesaid children shall die or apostatize from the Protestant faith than his her or their share of such property beforementioned to be divided amongst the survivors of them as may be adherents to my Christian Faith.
I do further bequeath and give unto my sons Matthew and John McKee over and above their share in the aforenamed property all my said dwelling house and premises at Carbonear which I now occupy to each of them an equal moiety
Will of John McKee from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 148 to 151 probate year 1848.
This is the last will and testament of John McKee of Carbonear in Conception Bay within the Island of Newfoundland Dealer and Chapman, Imprimis ~ I request that my executors hereinafter named do immediately after my decease lock up and secure all my effects and take possession of all keys cash and other valuables in trust for my several children hereinafter mentioned and I do further request that my said executors will cause my body to be decently interred in a vault at Carbonear and that after all my funeral and other expenses are defrayed and all other debts and demands lawfully due and received and paid, they will invest all cash that can be immediately realized into Government Security. And my remaining property hereafter to be disposed of to the best advantage to benefit the estate.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty four being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory. John McKee (LS)
In the Northern District - Harbor Grace to wit ~
Sworn before me at Harbor Grace this tenth day of June A.D. 1848 Jno C Nuttall Comm.
In the Northern District - Harbor Grace to wit
Sworn before me at Harbor Grace the tenth day of June A.D. 1848 Jno Chas Nuttall Comm.
|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. |
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