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Will of Peter McKie
In the name of God Amen. I Peter McKie late Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs at Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland being in perfect soundness of mind memory and understanding (for which I thank Almighty God) though weak in body, and considering the uncertainty of this life, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, I commit my soul to Almighty God who gave it me in the humble and devout hope of its favourable acceptance by him and as to the worldly property and goods with which he has been pleased to endow me I give devise and bequeath as follows.
It is my express will and desire that notwithstanding anything contained in any will or testament by me heretofore made my son John Livingstone McKie shall on my decease have a legacy equal in amount and value to that which any of my other children shall have and I desire that this shall be considered a codicil to my said last will and testament and shall be of full force and effect in twelve months after my decease. Peter his x mark McKie. Saint John's, Newfoundland, 2nd April 1836. Witnesses, Geo, Bayly. Daniel S. Ward. Frederic H. Carrington.
|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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