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Will of Richard Byrne
I Richard Byrne of Cupids being through the goodness of Almighty God of sound mind and memory, but being aware of the uncertainty of human life do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife my dwelling house store and all the land adjoining thereto After her decease the dwelling house, store and land are to become my sons Richard and William’s, and their heirs, to be equally divided between them. Should eighter of them die heirless his portion shall become his brother’s that is the brother mentioned here. I recommend to the most special care of my sons, Richard and William my beloved wife. I do nominate and appoint my much esteemed friends Thomas Webber and William Wakeham as the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 26 day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three,
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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