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Will of Bridget Cormack
In the name of God Amen I Bridget Cormack of Saint John’s Widow being at present sick but of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament I hereby give and bequeath unto my son James Cormack all my land dwelling houses goods and chattels cattle and farm produce of whatsoever nature and kind that I am now possessed of for his own use and benefit to be disposed of by him as he may think fit and proper for his own benefit and in case he should die without issue I give and bequeath the said property aforesaid to my grandchildren in Ireland to be shared equally unless the same be disposed of by my said son James during his lifetime and I hereby direct my said son James and my executors to pay for five Masses for me every year out of my said estate and to place a tomb stone over my grave and I hereby appoint James Furlong and Gregory Griffin my executors to this my last will and testament.
Bridget her X mark Cormack (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Bridget Cormack in the presence of us and each of us in the presence of each other,
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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