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Will of Reverend Thomas Coady
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Coady of Saint John’s Roman Catholic Clergyman do make the following as and for my last will and testament- First I give and bequeath to the Right Reverend John Thomas Mullock Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint John’s and his successors in said bishopric all my monies Bank stock and debts to be taken and applied by Doctor Mullock to such religious and charitable uses and purposes as he may think fit and proper Second I give and bequeath to the Reverend Michael Walsh Roman Catholic Curate of Saint John’s all my goods chattels and wearing apparel. I will and desire that the Reverend Michael Walsh will pay to Doctor Mullock the sum of forty pounds lent by me to John McGrath of St. John’s on Father Walsh’s guarantee. I hereby appoint the said Right Reverend Doctor Mullock executor to this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former and other wills made by me- In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twelfth day of February A.D. 1862. Thomas Cody, R.C.C. (LS) Signed sealed and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Thomas Coady in the presence of Joseph I. Little, Michael Walsh, C.C.
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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