Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Will of John Mackey from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 469 probate year 1879
Transcriber’s Note: The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1879, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.

In re
John Mackey deceased.

This the last will and testament of John Mackey     I John Mackey of Chapels Cove in the Northern District of Newfoundland (fisherman) do make this my last will and testament     Firstly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridget Farrell my fishing room and land adjoining including my house stable cellar and cabbage garden &c. bounded on the north and west by John Mackey’s land excepting a potato garden with respect to which I mention hereafter I also give to my daughter the said Bridget Farrell the remaining part of my land bounded by Mackey’s land on the S.W. also my cow and horse     Secondly I give and bequeath unto my wife Catherine my potato garden on the N.E. of my said fishing room and my foxy cow     Thirdly I give and give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Murphy a sheep     Fourthly I give and bequeath to Johanna Parmiter my daughter a sheep Lastly It is my will and bequeath also that out of my property bequeathed to Bridget Farrell there shall be five pounds given to the parish priest for Masses for my soul     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.     John his X mark Mackey.     Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Edward Kennedy, witnesses Thomas his X mark Corbette,     Edward his X mark Corbette.     I appoint James Crawley and Edward Farhey, to be my executors.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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