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Will of John McKinnon
In the name of God Amen. I John McKinnon of the town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Baker being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will & testament. That is to say first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give dispose and devise the same in the following manner and form.
|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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