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Will of Adam Curran
This is the last will and testament of me Adam Curran of St. John’s I give and bequeath unto my mother Charlotte Curran the sum of one hundred pounds currency, I give and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named the sum of one hundred pounds currency in trust and to be invested for my child Bertha Clift Curran which sum together with the interest which shall have accrued shall be paid to her when she shall have attained the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto my wife Eliza Jane Curran the whole of my personal property and the sum of two hundred and thirty pounds currency or whatever the residue of my estate shall be when the above bequests and my debts shall be paid, I appoint Campbell Macpherson Esquire and my father-in-law John Clift Hill executors of this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 23rd day of February A.D. 1877.
Adam Curran. Signed by the said testator as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, C. Campbell, I.R. McNeily.
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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