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Will of James Kennedy December 4, 1776
NOTE: James might have been James John Kennedy.
James Kennedy, lying in his deceased bed and dividing his substance in manner and form as follows:
The James Kennedy Will from 1776 was written in Harbour Main, Gallows Cove. He is my direct ancestor. It says unknown as to where he was at the time. I believe he is the original Kennedy from Ireland to Gallows Cove where he got all that land. He is the grandfather of Johanna Kennedy who is the first wife of Vincent Costigan. That is how Vincent and then later the Costigans got all their land in Harbour Main. James (1716-1776) buried in old Irish Cemetery there.
|Note received from Les Winsor 2017|
|A Barking Kettle was a large iron cauldron used by fishermen in the making of a preservative used to treat fishing gear. Buds and bark from a spruce, fir, or other conifer tree would be placed in the bark pot. They would fill it 1/2 full and get the rine or bark off the fir tree [Var] and boil it all up. Then they would place their twine nets in the solution and it would help preserve the twines from the mildew and corrosive effects of sea water. Barked nets and sails were less prone to attacks by airborne fungi, bacteria, and marine organisms and therefore held a greater resistance to rot. Since the nylon type material is now used in the netmaking the Barking kettle have fallen into dis-use!!|
Page Transcribed by Judy Barker (2002)
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Thursday, 22-Jun-2017 18:53:56 ADT )
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