Will: Kenny, John November 7, 1825

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File contributed by: Rosalind Dunning 
ros.dunning@outlook.com November 4, 2017, 9:23 am


Source: National Archives Kew England
Written: November 7, 1825
Recorded: November 4, 2017

In the Name of God Amen I John Kenny Able Seaman serving at 
the date of these Presents on board His Majesty's Ship the 
Superb being of sound mind and in perfect possession of all 
my faculties though much worn down by sickness do declare 
this to be my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all 
former Wills which may heretofore have been made by me I do 
bequeath to my father Patrick Kenny and to my mother Mary 
Kenny (formerly Mary Reynolds) who were both living in the 
Month of March of the present year and residing in Bath 
Street Blackrock near Dublin for their own use or to the 
survivor of them for his or her own use the whole of 
whatever sum or sums of money may be due to me at the time 
of my decease for pay Bounty money or prize money while 
serving in His Majesty's Navy to facilitate the recovery of 
which the following is a statement of my claims (vizt.) pay 
for the Superb only and prize money for the Brave frigate 
between the year 1797 and 1803 inclusive part of which was 
paid on board that Ship but I have been informed by the 
first Lieutenant John Mackie that a sum still remains due 
Prize money for the Renown while Admiral Durham was the 
Captain of her and the same for the Myrmidon for Slave 
Vessels when she was employed on the Coast of Africa in the 
years 1819 -1820 1821 -1823 but considering from the general 
age of my father & my Mother above bequeathed to that he or 
she may possibly not survive me then and in such case I do 
hereby bequeath the whole of any money that may be due to me 
as aforesaid to Edward Kenny my Uncle now or late residing 
in Dublin and failing him to my next kin be they who they 
may I also give and bequeath to Patrick Toole a Seaman of 
the Superb all my Clothes bed bedding and effects of every 
kind which may belong to me on board at the time of my 
decease in consideration of the kind attentions I have 
during my Sickness and at other times received from him And 
I do hereby appoint my father Mother or Uncle or either of 
them as the case may be the Executor or Executrix of this my 
last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand & seal on board His Majesty's Ship the Superb in 
the River Tagus this 7th day of November 1825 John Kenny 
Signed sealed and delivered in our presence at the date and 
place aforesaid T Staines Captain _ W J Prowse Sgt Lieut _ G 
A Acharm Surgeon His Majesty's Ship Superb _ Fredk Gore 
Proved at London 7th March 1826 by the Oath of Patrick Kenny
PCC Prob11/1710