Will: McKee, Benjamin April 27, 1781

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File contributed by: Rosalind Dunning 
ros.dunning@outlook.com January 12, 2019, 9:56 am


Source: National Archives London
Written: April 27, 1781
Recorded: January 12, 2019

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin McKee of Drumilkin of 
Aghabog in the County of Monaghan in Ireland late Surgeons 
second Mate in his M. Sloop of War Ariel No. 250 in the KB 
being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and 
Memory thanks be given to God calling to mind the mortality 
of the Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men 
once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament that is to say Principally and first of All I Give 
and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that 
gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in 
decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors 
nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall 
receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as 
touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God 
to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the 
same in the following manner and form firstly I give and 
bequeath unto my dearly beloved Brother Richard Boil McKee 
all the Land formerly held by John Miller and the rest held 
by himself and my Mother together with all the Wages due to 
me of the aforesaid Perseverance and Ariel Vessells of War 
on condition of his Paying unto my Sister Elizabeth Moore 
and her daughter Eleanor Moore the Sum of ten Pounds 
Sterling each having long since that my poor Mother was dead 
of the same disease as my own And I do appoint the aforesaid 
Richard Boil McKee and Thomas Boil of Cabara in the County 
of Cavan my Sole Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and 
disannul all and every other Testaments Wills Legacies 
bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed 
and bequeathed ratified and confirmed this and no other to 
be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have 
hereto set my hand and Seal this twenty seventh day of April 
in the Year of Our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty one Benjamin McKee his mark X
(Attestation Clause)
Geo: Baillie _ John Beardon Surgeons
Proved at London 16 June 1792
PCC Prob11/1220