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Will of Maurice Carroll
In the name of God Amen. I Maurice Carroll of Indian Cove Fortune Harbor being weak in body but sound in mind do hereby make this as my last will and testament condemning all other wills or testaments made by me bequeathing my body to the earth and my soul into the hands of the Almighty that gave it to me hoping to receive the same at the last day, I do hereby bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Catherine and child Carrell all my house and household furniture and all my property that I possess in Indian Cove I further request that there may be nothing of my property removed by any person until my child will come of age. I do hereby appoint my dearly beloved brother Daniel Carroll and Patrick Farrell as my sole executors. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal Maurice Carrell his X mark. This twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven. In presence of witness Daniel Carrell, Michael power, Patrick Farrell.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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