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Will of Michael Cullen
I Michael Cullen of Torbay being weak in body but of perfect memory do bequeath unto God my soul and to the earth my body. The little property I am owner of I do bequeath unto my three sons Moses, John and Michl Cullen, unto Moses the land on which his house is built bounded on the southward by Michl Ryan's land on the eastward by the Torbay Road on the north by Sinnott's land and on the west by the woods, unto John the Woodland between Moses and Sinnott and unto Michl my youngest son the house and land I now hold in possession neither of my sons are to sell, mortgage or bestow sd property but have the use of it while they live and after their decease fall into the next heirs possession who are to have there living on it and continue so for ever. Given under my hand Torbay this 26th April 1851 one. Witness prest, John Kehoe, James Morey, James Whelan.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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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