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Will of Richard Aspel
In the name of God Amen. I Richard Aspel being in sound mind and memory but weak of body and fearing that my end is fast approaching I dispose of my temporal goods in the following manner first I will and bequeath my house at the corner of Veals Lean leading to the Bakery also that piece of ground belonging to me situated on the south side bounded on the N.E. by land belonging to James Fitzgerald and on the south by Dennis Ryans ground and on the west by a lane leading to Dennis Ryans property unto my daughter Margaret Curtis free from control by any person and to use said property as she may think fit & proper In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Saint John’s this thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four. Richard his X mark Aspel (LS) Witness Colman Raftus, Joseph his X mark Mullowney.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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