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Will of James Carroll
In the name of God Amen. I James Carrell of Webbers Bite Fortune Harbour being weak in body but sound in mind do hereby make this as my last will and testament makeing null and void all other wills or testaments if I ever made any firs I bequeath my soul to God from who I hope to receive it from at the last day I bequeath my body to the earth I bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Mary Carrell all I possess both in land and property or whatever I posses after the death of my dearly beloveed wife the said Mary Carroll all my landed property or whatever I posses in the bite shall be left to be fairly divided betwixt my twoo sones Danial and my son Joseph. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal. James Carroll his X mark (LS) this first day of July year of our Lord 1858. witness Patrick Farrell, James Normore, Thomas Phelan his X mark.
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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