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Will of Matthew Cahill
In the name of God Amen. I Matthew Cahill of the town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland being now weak in body but sound in mind do hereby make this my last will and testament I bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Cahill my goods and chattels of every description with the following exception that is to say I will that my aforesaid wife shall enjoy and have for her own use and benefit the house built by me and which we now occupy in Snellgroves lane in the town of Saint John's aforesaid during her lifetime and after her death it shall belong to my daughter Mary Carey wife of Joseph Carey of the Town of St. John's aforesaid. And further it is my will that my aforesaid wife Margaret Cahill to be sole executrix to this will. Matthew his X mark Cahill Saint John's Newfoundland Apl the tenth 1851 witnesses the signature of Matthew Cahill, Thomas Brown, Thomas Roach.
|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. |
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 (December 16, 2002)
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