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Will of John Dooling
In the name of God Amen This is the last will and testament of me John Dooling of St. John’s Shopkeeper I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Annie Dooling for her sole and separate use all and singular my property goods furniture moneys and effects which I may die possessed of after all my lawful debts and the funeral expenses of myself and my late wife Catherine shall have been first paid And I appoint my said daughter Annie my sole executrix. And I hereby expressly revoke all former wills by me made. John his X mark Dooling. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses this twenty sixth day of May A.D. 1884, the same having been first read over and explained to the said testator, F.E.M. Bunting, Jno. A. Edens.
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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