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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Peter McKie


Will of Peter McKie
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 220 & 221 probate year 1836

In re
     Peter McKie       deceased.

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.
First I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Agnes O'Farrel   Rachael Turbit and Elizabeth Bullock each the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to be paid to them severally at the end of twelve months after my decease.
Item. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachael McKie the sum of five hundred pounds sterling in trust nevertheless for my daughter Caroline Laugharne to be paid to her in such proportions and at such times as the said trustee shall think proper.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my son John McKie the sum of ten pounds sterling he having already cost me upwards of seven hundred pounds sterling for his education as a surgeon.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachael McKie her heirs and assigns for ever all my real estate both at Saint John's and at Harbor Grace and also all the rest and residue of my personal estate of what nature and kind soever
and Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Rachael McKie the sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills made by me.
In witness whereof I the said Peter McKie to this my last will and testament have subscribed my hand and seal at Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland this thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six. Peter McKie (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. H.A. Emerson.   Robt K. Wakeham.   Daniel S. Ward.

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.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 9, 2003)

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