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Will of Nicholas McKee
In the name of God Amen. I The undersigned Nicholas McKee being ill and weak of body but of sound memory doth make this my last will and testament I will and bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to the earth. I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Thomas McKee all my right and title and share in the schooner Reindeer after my decease. Carbonear July 14th 1837. (Signed) Nicholas his x mark McKee. Witness, Matthew McLea. Wittness, Daniel Cundler.
|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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