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Will of Patrick Casey
This is the last will and testament of me Patrick Casey of St. John’s Newfoundland Farmer. I give and bequeath all my property both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall die possessed or entitled to to my executors hereinafter named in trust for my executors in the first place out of the same to pay my just debts and funeral expences and then to apply the residue and the interest thereof as they may deem best for the support and maintenance of my wife Mary and after her decease to pay her just debts and funeral expences and should there be any left my executors are to divide the same between my son and daughter. I appoint William Brazil and William M. Bearns executors of this my last will. St. John’s Newfoundland, September 12th A.D. 1873.
Patrick Casey. Witnesses, Geo. M. Johnson, W. V. Whiteway.
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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