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Will of Maurice Cummins
In the name of God Amen, I Maurice Cummins of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Housekeeper being of perfect mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament first that all my lawful debts be paid and my body be decently interred as regards my worldly property I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine the Brig Margaret also the brigantine Escape with all their materials punts guns &c. together with the dwelling house now in my occupancy and all my household furniture and money also the stone house in Duckworth Street now occupied by George Geddes the stone house in rere of the Custom House and twenty acres of ground on the Oxen Pond road I also will and bequeath the amount of the mortgage that I have now on the property of my son-in-law Hugh Roche to my aforesaid wife. I do hereby nominate ordain and appoint my beloved wife executrix and beloved son Peter executor to this will hereby revoking and annulling all other wills made by me. Given under my hand and seal this first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Maurice Cummins (LS) Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Patrick Brazil, Michl Keefe.
|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 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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