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May 20, 1794
I, Patrick Kennedy (spelled Kenedy in the will) of Gallows Cove in Harbour Main, Newfoundland do make this my last will and testament, first I resign my soul to the Creator whenever it is his Divine measure Separate it from my body of then that body to the earth to be buried in a Decent manner as it becomes a Christian and as to what worldly I may die professed. I desire to be disposed of in manner and form following. In the first place, I request that my Wife may carry on this voyage of Discharge what Debts of charges attend it and likewise what debt I owe Mr. William Danson as being Chief Creditor and likewise any other trifling Debt I owe any other person lawfully.
Secondly, I bequeath unto James Kennedy, my eldest son, half of my Room with the fifth part of Meadows and Gardens belonging to me elsewhere (saving the room on the Southward point called Tobin ?? room). He is to have my barking pan and a 6 ft Run with the two cows.
Thirdly, I bequeath unto John Kennedy, my second eldest son the other half of my Room one fifth part of my Meadows and Gardens two small ?? and two small cows.
Fourthly, I bequeath to Bridget Kennedy, my Eldest Daughter, the room on the Southward point called Tobin ?? Room the two cows and
Fifthly, I bequeath to Elizabeth and Mary Kennedy, two cows each, Twine, the three fifths of the Garden and Meadows I bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth and Mary, there is one feather bed to be given to my son James and one bed amongst my three daughters and as my wife is now with child of no provision made for the child unborn it is my will that they all and each of the children shall make even part for it out of their shares. Saving that the Room remained exempt from any charge to James & John.
I request that my Brother, John Kennedy and Timothy Toole shall be Executors of this my last will and testament.
Page Transcribed by Judy Barker (2002)
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 12, 2002)
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