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Will of Richard Cody
In the name of God Amen this 18th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, I Richard Cody of Fermeuse Roomkeeper, being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory do make this my last will and testament First I give and bequeath unto my son Denis my entire property in Fermeuse with the exception of half my fishing room and half the garden in front of my house which I bequeath unto my daughter Catherine to have and to hold for ever And I further say that my son or daughter is not to sell or dispose of their part to any person from themselves, if so done by either it becomes the property of the other, And I do appoint Michael Moran my sole executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and sale the day and year above mentioned,
Richard his X mark Cody. Witness, James O’Neill.
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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