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Will of Denis Byrne or Brien
In the name of God Amen- I Dennis Byrne of St. John’s Cooper being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and ordain the following as and for my last will and testament- After the payment of all my just debts and liabilities I will and bequeath all lands tenements monies goods chattels and effects which I may be possessed of or entitled to to my beloved wife Mary whom I appoint executrix to this my last will and testament- Dated this 24 day March A.D. 1869. Dennis his X mark Byrne. Witness Jos. I. Little, Michael Cahill.
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. 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.
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