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Will of Reverend Bernard Duffy
This is the last will and testament of me the Reverend Bernard Duffy of Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland Catholic Priest, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my only last will and testament.
First I hereby appoint my nephew the Reverend Edward Francis Walsh Catholic Curate of Brigus aforesaid sole executor of this my last will and testament.
Second, I give and bequeath to my before named nephew Edward Francis Walsh all my estate both real and personal consisting of those premises at Carbonear Conception Cay situate immediately east of the public wharf, comprising house stores and waterside, second all my lands houses and tenements situate at Northern Bay together with all monies, securities for money, stock, goods and chattels of whatsoever kind to me belonging- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Brigus Newfoundland, this second day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one-
Bernard Duffy (LS) Signed by the said testator as his last will & testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, J. Wilcox, Jas. Tarahan.
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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