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Will of Peter Barry
In re Peter Barry deceased
Red Island Sept 18th 1917. I Peter Barry in order to settle the succession to my means and estate, and to prevent all disputes there(?) after my death do legate and bequeath to and in favor of my son Thomas my Dwelling House and Store situate on the hill half of the stage situate on the beach, the other half of stage to my grandson Peter Barry, All the land now owned by me situate on the hill and 2 gardens outside of beach also for my son Thomas Barry all my property namely 4 codnets 3 Herring Nets & Dory also for my son Thomas Barry Fifty Dollars in money to be given to my grandson Peter Barry five hundred dollars in money for my son Thomas Barry four hundred dollars in money for my son Patrick Barry two hundred dollars in money for my wife Elizabeth Barry if she want it, that is if she should be leaving the home one hundred & fifty dollars in money to my daughter Elizabeth Lamb six sheep for my son Thomas Barry the remainder of the place not mentioned and now in my possession for my grandson Peter Barry
Given under my hand this 18th day of September in the year of Our Lord 1917 Peter his X mark Barry Witness Garrett Ryan John his X mark Corrigan
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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